Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest


  1. Geonotic Diseases: a New Taxonomy


    By Carolyn Raffensperger Premises: 1. There are taxonomies of human health and disease. Taxonomies are conceptual frameworks that organize our thinking by grouping things that share characteristics. One taxonomy of disease is based on the system of the body that is diseased: the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system. Within those systems there…Read More →

  2. Wisdom Sits Here: Learning from a Ravaged Land


    By Carolyn Raffensperger Fukushima, Love Canal, Hanford Washington, Chernobyl, Bhobal. These names represent catastrophes that will linger torpid and toxic for thousands of years. Recently I added another name to this list, the Canadian Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. A year ago I was invited to draft the principles of perpetual care for the…Read More →