Engineering, poverty, and the earth

TitleEngineering, poverty, and the earth
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsCatalano, GD
JournalSynthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology, and Society
PublisherMorgan & Claypool
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsENVIRONMENTAL , hurricane , Ice , professional
AbstractThis short volume discusses the growing awareness in engineering of the profession's responsibility towards the environment and the poor. The author gives a brief overview of poverty in the U.S. and the destruction of the natural world, and discusses a number of case studies looking at how recent developments in engineering in relation to issues of poverty and the environment could help alleviate growing ethical issues in these areas. Case studies discussed include the shrinking of the Arctic and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
NotesCompilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc.20071910591720Arctic iceHurricane KatrinaPovertyProfessional responsibilities
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