The Disconnect Problem, Scientific Authority, and Climate Policy

Perspectives on Science 25 (1):67-94 (2017)

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Matthew J. Brown
University of Texas at Dallas
Joyce C. Havstad
Oakland University
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The disconnect problem arises wherever there is ongoing and severe discordance between the scientific assessment of a politically relevant issue, and the politics and legislation of said issue. Here, we focus on the disconnect problem as it arises in the case of climate change, diagnosing a failure to respect the necessary tradeoff between authority and autonomy within a public institution like science. After assessing the problematic deployment of scientific authority in this arena, we offer suggestions for how to mitigate climate change’s particular disconnect problem, as well as more general proposals for reforming science advising.
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