The Contentious Issue

Publication date:
April 2014

Environmental scientists have probably been exposed to more than their fair share of controversy. Perhaps this should be expected: we are the canaries in the scientific coalmine, playing the part of an early warning system on behalf of the planet. This journal looks at some of the more contentious topical environmental issues, and how systems thinking can help scientists understand and solve these problems.

  1. Bringing air and light to contentious issues - Gayle Burgess
  2. Wicked problems - Steve Rayner
  3. Ecocide and the 'polluter pays' principle: the case of fracking - Karen Hulme & Damien Short
  4. Are there too many of us? - Fred Pearce
  5. Rewilding in the Scottish Highlands - Alan Watson Featherstone
  6. Partnerships under the weather - Carolyn Roberts
  7. Dammed if you do, damned if you don't - Mark Everard
  8. Who's afraid of waste incineration? - Roger Barrowcliffe
  9. Explaining controversial issues to the media and the public - Bob Ward
  10. Beyond contention - Mark Everard
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