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"Where do we want to go?"

Conversations between disciplines: interview with director of Eurac Research Stephan Ortner and geoecologist Marc Zebisch.

29 September 2022by Barbara Baumgartner, Sigrid Hechensteiner

Biologist and director of Eurac Research Stephan Ortner has drawn a conclusion from the conservation debates of the 1980s and 1990s: science risks its credibility when it meddles in socially contentious issues. Geoecologist and "Scientist for Future" Marc Zebisch believes fine academic restraint is no longer appropriate in the face of the climate catastrophe. The two may disagree on where the line of activism lies, but they do share a conviction: if we want a future worth living, society and science must develop visions together.

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