Science, Technology and the Environment (SC NATS 1840A) - Tuesday
September 18th, 2012
Talking about tutorials, hand in log sheet with report for tutorials and hand in graft sheets with tutorials.
Environmental Decision Making
What kind of decisions?
Any Decision likely to have some impact on our environment.
Problem Prevention, Problem remediation, Evaluation of alternatives, Policy Direction,
Often more challenging than it might appear because of the need to weigh many competing factors.
What influences Decision-Making?
Science underpins the decision-making process. But decisions are also informed by:
One’s environmental worldview, Risks relative to likely benefits, Associated costs.
Risk and costs can be quantified objectively, but worldviews