Science's role in policy and politics
He looks at global climate change, nuclear power and biodiversity — issues that are complicated by powerful economic and political interests — and concludes that science is becoming yet another playing field for power politics, with much that it has to offer policy-makers, and hence society, being lost.
Pielke suggests that the scientific community should consider providing its insight in a more systematic way through independent, authoritative bodies, so that the choices available to policy-makers and the public are expanded.
Reference: Nature 416, 367 (2002)
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