Science and Policy

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Science and Policy – Read First The Scientists Responsibilities in Shaping Policy 1. First read Chapter 11 in Grief and Merz (2007) on the role of scientists in determining (affecting) governmental policy toward environmental problems such as air pollution (pp. 299-327). Of particular interest is the discussion on different views of risk. 2. Next I would like for you to become familiar with a particular case study: climate change. After years of ignoring or denying the existence of climate change under the Bush Administration, the Obama administration has taken an active stance toward climate change and has tried to establish the US as a leader in the global climate change arena. A number of websites explain US policy on climate change. These include - the Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/policy/index.html - the Department of State http://www.state.gov/g/oes/climate/ and http://www.state.gov/s/climate/index.htm - NOAA www.noaa.gov/climate.html - and NASA http://globalchange.nasa.gov/Resources/pointers/glob_warm.html. 3. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course BSC 3402 taught by Professor Brockmann,h during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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