Long story short. Politicians and scientists speak different languages. Want to get it right? SHARED LANGUAGE BEFORE MAKING POLICY DECISIONS.
From the talk not action department and TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN comes this laughable press release:
Policy makers and ecologists must develop a more constructive dialogue to save the planet
Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday July 19, 2016 – An international consensus demands human impacts on the environment “sustain”, “maintain”, “conserve”, “protect”, “safeguard”, and “secure” it, keeping it within “safe ecological limits”. But, a new Trinity College Dublin-led study that assembled an international team of environmental scientists shows that policy makers have little idea what these terms mean or how to connect them to a wealth of ecological data and ideas.
Progress on protecting our planet requires us to dispel this confusion, and the researchers have produced a framework to do just that.
Ian Donohue, assistant professor at Trinity, and leader of this study, said: “Human actions challenge nature in many ways. We lump these into a grab-bag of ideas we call ecological stability…
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