The War on Science

The War on Science

Author: Chris Turner

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781771004329

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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A passionate and meticulously researched argument against the Harper government's war on science In this arresting and passionately argued indictment, award-winning journalist Chris Turner contends that Stephen Harper's attack on basic science, science communication, environmental regulations, and the environmental NGO community is the most vicious assault ever waged by a Canadian government on the fundamental principles of the Enlightenment. From the closure of Arctic research stations as oil drilling begins in the High Arctic to slashed research budgets in agriculture, dramatic changes to the nation's fisheries policy, and the muzzling of government scientists, Harper's government has effectively dismantled Canada's long-standing scientific tradition. Drawing on interviews with scientists whose work has been halted by budget cuts and their colleagues in an NGO community increasingly treated as an enemy of the state, The War on Science paints a vivid and damning portrait of a government that has abandoned environmental stewardship and severed a nation.
The War on Science
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Chris Turner
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-13 - Publisher: Greystone Books

A passionate and meticulously researched argument against the Harper government's war on science In this arresting and passionately argued indictment, award-winning journalist Chris Turner contends that Stephen Harper's attack on basic science, science communication, environmental regulations, and the environmental NGO community is the most vicious assault ever waged by a
The Republican War on Science
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Chris Mooney
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-03-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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The War on the EPA
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: William M. Alley, Rosemarie Alley
Categories: Science
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A prominent food scientist defends the use of raw milk in traditional artisan cheesemaking. Raw milk cheese--cheese made from unpasteurized milk--is an expansive category that includes some of Europe's most beloved traditional styles: Parmigiano Reggiano, Gruyère, and Comté, to name a few. In the United States, raw milk cheese forms
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Language: en
Pages: 157
Authors: United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
Categories: Communication in science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

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