The Verge: Colonialism still influences the earth sciences today — and that’s a big problem for research

The Verge: Colonialism still influences the earth sciences today — and that’s a big problem for research. “Colonialism is so entangled in earth sciences that its ugly legacy still influences research today. Scientists are struggling to undo the damage that colonization has had on their fields, which have been dominated mostly by white men from wealthy nations over the years. The latest evidence is a study published last week that finds that 97 percent of fossil data in a major, global database comes from authors based in North America and Western Europe— indicating that scientists from western nations hold a global ‘monopoly over palaeontological knowledge production.'”

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