June 29, 2012

Après nous, le déluge: legislating science

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I blog about North Carolina's attempts to legislate how to plan for sea level rise, and what the real role of science should be in policy.

If I could write this kind of policy I would try to do the opposite: mandate a devil's advocate in every question to reduce overconfidence and groupthink. Sure, the sea level looks set to increase, but can you make a policy that makes sense if it grows far less or far more than your best estimate?

Posted by Anders3 at June 29, 2012 06:34 PM