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National Oceanic & Atmospheric Agency

Assessing impact » Testing hypotheses…

Steven Hill (@stevenhill), Head of Research Policy at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, responds to a recent publication by Steven Hrotic and me here: Assessing impact » Testing hypotheses…. Here is the original publication, which is available open … Continue reading

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NOAA’s proposed move raises questions about its role

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a slogan that captures its odd position in the federal hierarchy: “NOAA may be the most important agency you’ve never heard of.” That contradiction was on full display earlier this month, when President … Continue reading

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Post-Enlightenment Science Policy or:

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Unhealthy Skepticism. In the context of the federal budget debacle the Republican party is moving aggressively against the environmental regulation of commercial activities by intramurally debating how to legislatively restrict, defund, or … Continue reading

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I finally got a chance to read Jane Lubchenco’s interview in last Monday’s Washington Post. Given her role as Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it’s interesting to hear her thoughts on the relationship between science and … Continue reading

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