Posted on Oct 22, 2012
L’AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) – Six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter by an Italian court on Monday for failing to give adequate warning of an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in L’Aquila in 2009.
Say you’re a student in Italy deciding what to study in college. What are the chances you’re going to pick seismology? Will Italy have any earthquake science at all in the next generation?
Science needs more freedom than this!