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Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy

Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy

This online course is from MIT's Open Course Ware project: from their web site:

[This course] explores the role of scientific knowledge, discovery, method, and argument in environmental policymaking from both idealistic and realistic perspectives. The course will use case studies of science-intensive environmental controversies to study how science was used and abused in the policymaking process. Case studies include: global warming, biodiversity loss, and nuclear waste disposal siting. Subject includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of "position statements" on environmental science issues.

 

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