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Professor Bob Carter 1942-2016


It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Professor Bob Carter following a sudden heart attack at his home in Townsville Australia.

”One thing is for sure, Bob made the most of every minute he had and was a fighter to the very end”, said Bob’s wife Anne.

We surely understand this in view all the excellent things Bob has said and written through the years – and his great friendship.

The loss of Bob, is a very great loss for Science. Things will not be as they were before.

For his friends all over the world it is a tragedy.

But we have his excellent contributions to science to use as a well of knowledge and understanding – and our memories of a Great Friend.

The Independent Committee on Geoethics is in mourning.


Some tributes:





  1. tallbloke says:

    Very sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest condolences to Anne and all of Bob’s family and friends. I met Bob only recently, when he spoke at the Paris Climate Challenge I helped organise. His talk was on ‘Widening the Perspective’. He was a man of clarity and depth of understanding, with an incredibly broad knowledge of his subject and other specialisms.

    As Jo-Nova says in her tribute linked above, we need more Bob Carters in this world.

    Rest in Peace Bob, we won’t forget you.

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