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1 Scientific Ethics and Environmental Ethics "Because, in most cases, scientists are in the best position to foresee the consequences of their own work, they bear the ultimate responsibility to help the public understand the scientific, social, or political issues at stake." (Journé, V. and J. Reppy, Pugwash Workshop on Science, Ethics and Society, 27-29 June 2003, Paris, France, Workshop Report ) "Just as the world of business has been paying renewed attention to ethics, the world of science would benefit from more deeply considering the implications of its own work. Scientists should be more than merely technically adept; they should be mindful of their own motivation and the larger goal of what they do: the betterment of humanity." (Gyatso, T. (14th Dalai Lama), Our Faith in Science. 12 November 2005, The New York Times.) I. Moral values and ethics moral values – the totality of current norms of behavior (laws plus non-codified beliefs) existing
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Unformatted text preview: in a society ethics guidelines on how to behave based on moral values; a process to determine how one should behave II. Scientific ethics A. Scientific integrity (the easier part): B. Scientific ethos (the harder part): 2 III. Environmental ethics: A. How much risk is acceptable? B. To what standard must ecosystem health be protected? C. How do we resolve (real or perceived) conflicts between the protection of human and/or ecosystem health and municipal, commercial, or industrial activities? IV. A case study in the subtle and not so subtle conflicts of interest that may arise in the world of environmental consulting (from the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science ): http://www.onlineethics.org/CMS/enviro/EECS/TMDL.aspx Community/Expert Involvement in the Development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Model (2001) Neeley, K.A., J.R. Herkert, and T.B. Culver...
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