Prof. Steve Meyer
Prof. Kip Hodges
12.103 explores the role of scientific knowledge, discovery, method, and argument in environmental policymaking from both idealistic and realistic perspectives. The course will use case studies of science-intensive environmental controversies to study how science was used and abused in the policymaking process. Case studies include: global warming, biodiversity loss, and nuclear waste disposal siting. Subject includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of "position statements" on environmental science issues.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Meyer, Steve, and Kip Hodges. 12.103 Strange Bedfellows: Science and Environmental Policy, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-103-strange-bedfellows-science-and-environmental-policy-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA