We must trust in science, now more than ever

Written by Karolina Skog, Lisa Sennerby Forsse, Åke Iverfeldt, Eva Krutmeijer, Johan L. Kuylenstierna

Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:00

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In recent years, we have seen increasing resistance to openness, democracy and international cooperation, and science has become increasingly important on this new playing field. Populist forces question research results and choose data and information financed by actors with vested interests, and even use "alternative facts" that better fit their purposes.

We need a stronger role for science in decision making, writes Karolina Skog, Swedish Minister for the Environment (MP) together with four executives from the scientific community.

Read the full article on DN.se »

Läs den svenska versionen "Viktigare än någonsin att vi förlitar oss på vetenskapen”

Source: Dagens Nyheter, Sweden.
Language: English and Swedish.

English translation by Anneli Sundin.