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Scope #68: Communicating Global Change Science to Society: An Assessment and Case Studies

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National governments and research scientists may be equally concerned with issues of global environmental change, but their interests-and their timelines-are not the same. Governments are often focused on short-term effects and local impacts of global phenomena. Scientists, on the other hand, are loath to engage in speculation about the specific consequences of large-scale environmental trends.

 

How then can we translate scientific understanding of these trends into public policy?

 

Communicating Global Change Science to Society examines the growing number of instances in which governments and scientists have engaged in research projects in which the goal is to inform policy decisions. It assesses these experiences and suggests their implications for future collaborations.

 

The book begins with a discussion of interactions between science and policy, particularly as they relate to the broad significance of environmental change. It then addresses concerns that emerge from this discussion, including how scientific research results are communicated in democratic societies, the uses (and misuses) of scientific findings, and what the natural and social sciences could learn from each other.

About the Author

Holm Tiessen is Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and Professor on leave from the Georg-August Universität of Göttingen, Germany.

 

Gerhard Breulmann, a terrestrial ecologist, is Science Officer at the IAI in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

 

Mike Brklacich is Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and chairs the IAIs scientific advisory committee. 

 

Rômulo S. C. Menezes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Energy at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597261777
Author:
Tiessen, Holm
Publisher:
Island Press
Editor:
Brklacich, Michael
Editor:
Breulmann, Gerhard
Editor:
Breulmann, Gerhard; Brklacich, Michael; Menezes, Romulo S.C.; Tiessen, Holm
Editor:
Tiessen, Holm; Brklacich, Michael; Breulmann, Gerhard; Menezes, Romulo S.C.
Author:
Breulmann, Gerhard
Author:
Brklacich, Michael
Author:
SCOPE
Author:
Menezes, Romulo S.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Communication in science
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Research - Latiin America
Subject:
Communication in science - Latin America
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series
Series Volume:
68
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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