JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (6): 1092-1102.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20180576

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Experts Interviews: Disputes on Current Hotspot Issues in Resources and Environment

SUN Hong-lie1, ZHENG Du1, XIA Jun1, 2, CHEN Fa-hu3, CHENG Sheng-kui1, SHEN Lei1, WANG Yan-fen4, LIN Jia-bin5, JIANG Yuan6, DONG Suo-cheng1, CUI Bin7, ZUO Qi-ting8, LEI Jia-qiang9, HE Xi-wu1, MIN Qing-wen1, LI Xiu-bin1, KANG Yue-hu1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. College of Water Resources and Hydropower, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China;
    3. Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    4. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    5. Development Research Center of the State Council, Beijing 100010, China;
    6. Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
    7. China University of Geosciences, Beijing, Beijing 100083, China;
    8. College of Water Conservancy & Environmental Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450000, China;
    9. Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, CAS, Urumqi 830011, China;
  • Received:2018-05-28 Online:2018-06-28 Published:2018-06-28


The proposal or implementation of major resource development and utilization project often receives widespread concerns from the whole society. How to correctly understand and scientifically evaluate various hot research topics about resources and environment is the key point of discussion. This paper argues that the development project of any major resources must follow natural laws, ecological laws, resource laws, and economic laws. We must carry out systematic and comprehensive pre-stage surveys based on the country’s strategic needs and geopolitical relations, evaluate the ecological safety and the resource engineering safety from the perspectives of multiple disciplinarians, and make correct judgments on the scientific value, social value and economic value of the project. Authors strongly suggest that: 1) the future construction of resource and environmental engineering projects should not make forward in great leaps; 2) for protecting the beautiful home of the earth, we need to recognize laws of natural resource systems through scientific study; 3) resource scientists should fulfill their social responsibilities; 4) academic contending should be advocated on the basis of scientific research and scientific attitudes; 5) scientific issues are better to be discussed by scientists; and 6) it should be very cautious to support researches on controversial scientific topics by public welfare funds.

Key words: comprehensive investigation and evaluation, ecological civilization, resource development, resources and environment

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