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Topic - Is the Earth Doomed?

TryfAndy on 23 Jan 2013
About time scientists started using succinct titling http://bit.ly/UFCHZj

This bit interested me most, especially as someone bound by objectivity in my work (I'm not a scientist, but I do take a good interest in it all).

'...What is the responsibility of scientists, many of them funded by taxpayer dollars through institutions like the National Science Foundation, to tell us just exactly how f*cked we are? Should scientists be neutral arbiters who provide information but leave the fraught decision-making and cost-benefit analysis to economists and political actors? Or should they engage directly in the political process or even become advocates for policies implied by their scientific findings?'

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