Why Scientists Should Be Taught Ethics - Josué Lopez

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Josué Lopez, a 3rd-year Ph.D. student studying electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, shares his views on climate change and the relationship between science and ethics..

In this video, Josué explores the role of ethics and justice in relation to climate change. (0:45)

He examines the impact of the current political environment on engagement in climate issues within the student body at MIT.

Josué discusses the creation of a student forum at MIT which aims to connect students on issues involving the environment and social justice.

Finally, Josué questions the lack of ethics education for engineering students and proposes methods of developing ethics education within the sciences. (2:48) 


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In his ClimateX video, Josué

In his ClimateX video, Josué mentions the MIT student-led Forum on Racial and Environmental Equity and Justice. On April 27, 2017, the Forum presented a talk by Professor Robert Bullard, know

n as the "father of environmental justice."  Here's the video of Professor Bullard's talk - engaging, illuminating, impassioned.


I personally had no idea about some of this important history. Still hard for me to grasp that until the late 1970s, nobody had even framed environmental issues in race and justice terms.  And that throughout the 1980s, 1990s and beyond (and still!), progress has been hard-won.

ClimateX community, what do you think about this important issue? How has environmental justice affected you, or how you approach taking climate action?