Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A Scientific Balance

An article in the THES addresses the challenge faced by scientists in trying to balance accurate reporting with a commitment to drive governments to action.

Mark Maslin, director of the Environment Institute at University College London is quoted as saying, 'researchers are "walking a tightrope between doing excellent science, which is clearly defensible and has the support of peers, and communicating with the public. If you go too far towards communication (or stray out of your true specialist areas), you lose the credibility that makes you worth listening to in the first place."'.

Read the THES article in full

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