SCIENCE ADVICE FOR POLICY
BY EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

Roger Pielke Jr on shadow science advice

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Can unofficial or self-appointed science advice structures be valuable, or are they destabilising? What responsibilities does a science advisor have when they disagree with the consensus view? What’s going wrong, if anything, when a politician picks up the phone and calls their own favourite scientist for input?

Roger Pielke Jr discusses these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA. We also discuss the dubious wisdom of electing your commander-in-chief, asking your friend to give you brain surgery, and channeling the dark side of the force.

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