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Scientists from all the world meet in Brazil to discuss their role in the 21st century

Monday, November 25th 2013 - 08:09 UTC
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The Brazilian Academy of Science partnered with the biggest international scientific organizations for the event The Brazilian Academy of Science partnered with the biggest international scientific organizations for the event

Hundreds of scientists from all over the world under the umbrella organization World Science Forum, WSF, meets this week in Rio do Janeiro to discuss their role in the 21st century and to emphasize the importance of scientific advice in political and economical decisions.

 Brazil has hosted several events to discuss poverty eradication and sustainable development from the perspective of different social groups, occasionally antagonistic, such as Rio+20, the People's Summit and the World Social Forum.

Due to the fact that nature does not recognize national borders, scientists see both issues from a global perspective. Therefore, they are using their knowledge so that science is able to integrate the construction of equitable societies, which ensure the quality of life of the populations without depleting the natural resources needed for future generations.

The sixth edition of the WSF takes place from Monday November 24 to November 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the first time the forum is not organized in Hungary. This year the Brazilian Academy of Science partnered with the biggest international scientific organizations. The event will be broadcast via internet in English, the official language of the event, and will be covered in social networks via hash tags.

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  • ChrisR

    So for the first five years the WSF was held in Hungary. Never heard of it frankly, but now it’s in Rio, I am underwhelmed. Isn’t the Brazilian Academy of Science an oxymoron?

    I love these little gems:
    “Due to the fact that nature does not recognize national borders, scientists see both issues from a global perspective.” I would have thought everybody realise nature is bigger than ANY country.

    “Therefore, they are using their knowledge so that science is able to integrate the construction of equitable societies, which ensure the quality of life of the populations without depleting the natural resources needed for future generations.” HA, HA, HA. Of course they are darling! The scientists I know don’t think at all like that, they just want to advance their own careers and themselves, and why not?

    But for all the little argies and self-centred Brazilians, here is the truth of the matter:
    “The event will be broadcast via internet in English, the official language of the event, and will be covered in social networks via hash tags.”

    TOLD YOU!

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 12:06 pm 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Not only is nature bigger than any country, but science is similarly global (so your 'oxymorons' are inappropriately rude).

    I see it as entirely appropriate that Brasil should host a scientific meeting on:
    * equitable societies (including infrastructure & education),
    * quality of life of populations (including favelas) and
    * depletion of natural resources (including rainforests).

    If science - in all its forms, including 'technology' - can be harnessed to better the condition of sentient and non-sentient life in countries like Brasil ... *especially in Brasil and countries like it* .... then I'm all for it.

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 01:32 pm 0
  • yankeeboy

    “ equitable societies”
    Oh for gosh sakes!
    If that's their goal they might as well give up now.

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 01:42 pm 0
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