ideological approach
Daily Government Policy Repost

Science versus an ideological approach: data versus magical thinking

I have written before in this column about the propensity for both politicians and the general public to confuse science and ideology. A scientific analysis collects reliable data, analyses that data, and then develops interpretations of the data to support hypotheses concerning the significance of the data. An ideological approach does not use data. An ideological Read More…

ignore climate change
Climate Change Data News

Ignore climate change in decision making; what does this mean?

Recent Trump administration overhauls of guidelines for federal agencies may instruct them to ignore climate change. The context is that these agencies would not have to take climate change into account when defining the impact of major infrastructure projects. The goal is to speed up the approval process for these large projects.  Efficiency is a Read More…