Friday, November 4, 2011
Randy Olson et al. on Science and Politics Today
Randy Olson, Roger Pielke, and Robert Socolow writing in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:
"Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry recently questioned the science of climate change in ways so unsupported by evidence that Glenn Kessler, the "Fact Checker" columnist at TheWashington Post, gave him a rating of "four Pinocchios." Perry's is but one scientific misstatement among many that regularly roil the US political scene. What is the proper scientific response to the political distortion -- or even outright rejection -- of science? In coming weeks, three Bulletin experts will offer authoritative and at times provocative analysis."
This post relates to Topic 6: Management challenges to be discussed during the Synthesis Sessions at CERF 2011.