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Science and Public Policy: The Virtuous Corruption of Virtual Environmental Science

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Kellow, AJ (2007) Science and Public Policy: The Virtuous Corruption of Virtual Environmental Science. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. ISBN 978 1 84720 470 7

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"This book is an examination of a neglected form of scientific corruption - corruption by political attachment to noble causes." "Using the examples of biodiversity and climate science and the attack on Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist on these two issues, Aynsley Kellow argues that the reliance of environmental science on mathematical models and the infusion of values into its conduct have produced a preference for virtual over observational data. It argues that both sides of politics are capable of exerting such an influence, but suggests some reasons why those on the political Left seem to be more prone to do so at present, to the detriment of public policy."

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Publisher: Edward Elgar
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