Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America”

Shawn Lawrence Otto’s Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America is a fascinating look at the status of science in American society. Otto’s explanation of the climate change denial machine provides a compelling narrative that places the … Continue reading

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“Smog Rules” — Obama, scientific integrity, and environmental policy

In his article “Smog Rules” in the current issue of Index on Censorship, CSW director Rick Piltz writes about President Obama, science integrity, and environmental policy. There remain significant questions about the strength and limits of Obama’s commitment to scientific integrity, especially … Continue reading

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Public review comment on the USGCRP draft Strategic Plan

The U.S. Global Change Research Program’s draft 10-year Strategic Plan envisions a greater role for the social sciences in transitioning to a new era of climate change ‘decision support’, sustained assessment, and communications.  But what is the role of the social scientist, as … Continue reading

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