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Italian Seismologists's Six-Year Sentence! What Do You Think about That?

October 26, 2012 Leave a comment dridrive

By now, you’ve probably all heard about the six Italian seismologists who were convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six-year jail terms (under appeal).  Here are two articles – one from The New York Times and  the other from the New Scientist – that go into much detail about the case and what the verdict might mean.  What do you think?  Should scientists be held accountable for providing incomplete information or perceived neglect ?  And what do you think the verdict will mean to scientists working the field of natural disasters worldwide?  Your thoughts?