|They're quite concerned|
L'AQUILA, Italy - A group of Italian scientists went on trial Tuesday for failing to predict an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009 despite signs of increased seismic activity in the area.
The seven defendants -- six scientists and one government official -- are accused of manslaughter in a case that some see as an unfair indictment of science. (source)
Man, and I thought my job was stressful! So it's technically impossible (with current science) to predict an earthquake with any certainty -- but these poor bastards are on trial for frikkin' manslaughter?? Idiocy. If I were a geologist in Italy, I'd be publishing an earthquake warning every hour of every day, just to avoid prison.