HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Scientists will discuss creating a culture of sustainability February 19 at AAAS

Addressing climate-change impacts is often more about ethics than economics, and universities have an especially important role to play in helping humans ensure the planets sustainability, according to Stanford University environmental researchers participating in a symposium on climate and public policy at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Francisco.

Stanford scientists Stephen Schneider, the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, and Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies, are among several speakers who will address the AAAS symposium, "The Science and Ethics of a Culture of Sustainability," at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19.

"Nations with 20 percent of the worlds populationthe developed countries, such as the United States and Japanhave generated 80 percent of the carbon dioxide contributing to rapid climate change," Schneider said. "Yet a ton of carbon emitted in Beijing does the same thing as a ton of carbon produced in Boston or Brussels. If we are to have a sustainable planet, everyone must be engaged in reducing emissions."

While acknowledging that economists "are essential to the debate," Schneider said that traditional cost-benefit analyses and the focus on goods and services are inadequate to address climate-change impacts.

"Cost-benefit analyses alone, which often focus only on markets, cannot address global inequities around carbon generation and mitigation," said Schneider, co-director of Stanfords Center for Environmental Science and Policy and a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. "To make reasoned and equitable decisions, policymakers need to look not just at the market impacts, but at other factors such as loss of human lives and biodiversity, and quality of life."

Time for action

Ehrlich agreed, noting that policymakers need to understand "and exploit
'"/>

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University
19-Feb-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
2. Scientists prove that disputed Korean stem cell line comes from an unfertilized egg and not cloning
3. Scientists move closer to bio-engineered bladders
4. Scientists find stem cell switch
5. Scientists discover new way to study nanostructures
6. Scientists a step closer to understanding how anaesthetics work in the brain
7. Scientists to make news at Computational Biology Conference
8. Accident-prone? Scientists link brain function to knee injuries
9. Scientists take next step in understanding potential target for ovarian cancer treatment
10. Scientists find brown fat master switch
11. Scientists identify 2 distinct Parkinsons networks

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/19/2020)... ... ... The director of stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex , Dr. James ... industries have easier access to stem cell counting, they will soon make it a ... Day weekend in the U.S., Asymmetrex is offering free tissue stem cell counting at ...
(Date:6/11/2020)... ... June 09, 2020 , ... Superior Controls, Inc. , an ... IT solutions for the life sciences industry, is pleased to announce the recent hiring ... of the company’s Seabrook, New Hampshire office. In his new role, Boudreau will ...
(Date:5/30/2020)... ... May 29, 2020 , ... ... for enterprises globally, has collaborated with EchoNous Inc. to develop the cloud-based connected ... measure systolic heart function, which has been clinically tested versus expert measurements, yielding ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... Sentien Biotechnologies, ... the hiring of Allen R. Nissenson, M.D., F.A.C.P., as its Chief Medical Officer. ... of Sentien’s lead product, SBI-101. Dr. Nissenson serves as an Emeritus Professor ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... , ... June 30, 2020 ... ... tissue data insights, today announced that the launch of a new ... with data about the tumor microenvironment (TME). , “Flagship’s TissueInsight is a ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... ... lab-made bioresearch materials, today announced the availability of the Delta-G-VSV Pseudotyping System for ... of Tennessee, enables studies of SARS-CoV-2 viral entry and COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness at ...
(Date:6/19/2020)... ... June 18, 2020 , ... The Vitaspace project was founded by ... to radically prolong life and find a way (medicine or technology) that will help ... supported by various scientists from all over the world, doctors, and all people who ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: