Science Knowledge And The Environment

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Science Knowledge And The Environment

Author : Michael Littledyke
ISBN : 9781134112302
Genre : Education
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Education

Environmental Monitoring Ii

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on the Environment and the Atmosphere
ISBN : UOM:39015068113615
Genre : Environmental monitoring
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Category: Environmental monitoring

Knowledge And Environmental Policy

Author : William Ascher
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215375283
Genre : Political Science
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During the George W. Bush administration, politics and ideology routinely trumped scientific knowledge in making environmental policy. Data were falsified, reports were edited selectively, and scientists were censored. The Obama administration has pledged to restore science to the policy making process. And yet, as the authors of Knowledge and Environmental Policy point out, the problems in connecting scientific discovery to science-based policy are systemic. The process--currently structured in a futile effort to separate policy from science--is dysfunctional in many respects. William Ascher, Toddi Steelman, and Robert Healy analyze the dysfunction and offer recommendations for incorporating formal science and other important types of knowledge (including local knowledge and public sentiment) into the environmental policymaking process. The authors divide the knowledge process into three functions--generation, transmission, and use--and explore the key obstacles to incorporating knowledge into the making of environmental policy. Using case studies and integrating a broad literature on science, politics, and policy, they examine the ignorance or distortion of policy-relevant knowledge, the overemphasis of particular concerns and the neglect of others, and the marginalization of certain voices. The book's analysis will be valuable to scientists who want to make their work more accessible and useful to environmental policy and to policymakers who want their decisions to be informed by science but have had difficulty finding scientific knowledge that is useful or timely.
Category: Political Science

Changing The Atmosphere

Author : Professor Paul N Edwards
ISBN : 0262632195
Genre : Nature
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Incorporating historical, sociological, and philosophical approaches, Changing the Atmosphere presents detailed empirical studies of climate science and its uptake into public policy.
Category: Nature

National Environmental Laboratories

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution
ISBN : LOC:00011574609
Genre : Environmental protection
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Category: Environmental protection

Questions And Answers In Environmental Science Practical

Author : R.K. Kamble
ISBN : 9789387991668
Genre : Science
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This book is primarily prepared to cater students of undergraduate, postgraduate, research scholars and faculty members in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Technology of universities/ institutes of India and abroad. It provides sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge about various environmental parameters, so as to have a clear understanding of them. The book comprises of four parts viz. air, water, soil and noise. Each part further contains various parameters involved in them except noise. Number of questions and answers on each parameter are presented in lucid and concise manner, so as to make all the aspects of it understandable. In addition to this, a number of appendixes are also upended which will provide additional knowledge on these parameters for overall understanding of them.
Category: Science

Wild Knowledge

Author : Will Wright
ISBN : 1452903069
Genre : Environmental policy
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Category: Environmental policy

Nature S Experts

Author : Stephen Bocking
ISBN : 0813533988
Genre : Nature
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Annotation Explores the contributions and challenges presented when scientific authority enters the realm of environmental affairs. Practical examples and case studies illustrate that science must be relevant, credible, and democratic.
Category: Nature

Environmental Literacy In Science And Society

Author : Roland W. Scholz
ISBN : 9780521183338
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive review and analysis of environmental literacy within the context of environmental science and sustainable development. Approaching the topic from multiple perspectives, the book explores the development of human understanding of the environment and human-environment interactions in the fields of biology, psychology, sociology, economics and industrial ecology.
Category: Science

Science Society And Power

Author : James Fairhead
ISBN : 0521535662
Genre : Political Science
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Table of contents
Category: Political Science

Ecological Knowledge And Environmental Problem Solving

Author : Committee on the Applications of Ecological Theory to Environmental Problems
ISBN : 9780309542517
Genre : Science
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This volume explores how the scientific tools of ecology can be used more effectively in dealing with a variety of complex environmental problems. Part I discusses the usefulness of such ecological knowledge as population dynamics and interactions, community ecology, life histories, and the impact of various materials and energy sources on the environment. Part II contains 13 original and instructive case studies pertaining to the biological side of environmental problems, which Nature described as "carefully chosen and extremely interesting."
Category: Science

Science And Environmental Decision Making

Author : Mark Huxham
ISBN : UOM:39015050124331
Genre : Environmental impact analysis
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Science is vital in informing the increasingly urgent and complex environmental decisions that affect all our lives, from international agreements on action to limit climate change to decisions on growing genetically modified crops. It is clear, however, that many environmental decisions are taken in the face of scientific uncertainty or ignorance, and involve questions of politics and ethics that go beyond science. Science alone cannot answers such questions as "Are the risks of nuclear power acceptable?" and "Why should we conserve wild species?" Science and Environmental Decision Making explores the use and limitations of science in helping to answer environmental questions, emphasising the importance of ethics, politics and sociology in the decision making process. Starting with the question "What is meant by a scientific explanation?", the first three chapters provide a simple introduction to the philosophy and sociology of science and the importance of these fields to environmental scientists. They explain the logic of testing ideas in science and look at some of the absolute limits of scientific explanation, showing how value judgements inevitably influence scientific work, before exploring commercial and political influences on science. Chapters 4-10 show how these themes are relevant in case studies ranging from genetic engineering in agriculture to conservation, marine eutrophication and the use of models, and radiation protection. Each chapter is written by a researcher active in the area and begins with an editorial introduction highlighting the major themes illustrated by the case study. This book is aimed at students of ecology, environmental science, environmental management and geography. It will also be useful reading for sociology students who study how the science is applied.
Category: Environmental impact analysis

Street Science

Author : Jason Corburn
ISBN : UOM:39015062897817
Genre : Medical
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An analysis of how local knowledge, based on the first-hand experience of community members, can strengthen science in environmental health decision making; with four case studies from a Brooklyn neighborhood.
Category: Medical

Perspectives On The Environment 2

Author : Interdisciplinary Research Network on Environment and Society
ISBN : UOM:39015034415763
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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'The essays in this book have been selected from papers presented to the 2nd conference of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on the Enviroment and Society (IRNES) held in Sheffield in September 1993"--Page 5.
Category: Technology & Engineering