Researching Natural Hazards: The Harmful Legacy of Colonialism in Geoscience.

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Jazmin P. Scarlett


Geoscience is a colonial science; its agenda was to survey and map landscapes in colonised nations which could be exploited to grow colonial empire's wealth at the expense of the local population. Natural hazard processes have been part of these landscapes, however their colonial legacy is sometimes neglected in discussions in how to live with them today. Former colonised nations' interactions with natural hazard processes are part of the legacy in geoscience that is ongoing. Geoscience's role in colonialism, interactions of colonial decisions and natural hazards with examples, and actions for the future will be explored.



Earth Sciences


natural hazards, earth science, research, Colonialism, landscapes, History, Waterscapes, Natural resources, survey, mapping


Published: 2022-05-20 06:53

Last Updated: 2022-05-20 10:53


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