24 May '11, 3pm

Any questions on #oceans and coasts #ecosystem-based management? Ask today's UNEP Expert: Ole Vestergaard

How can we get better environmental/climate legislation in North America and past all the doubt that's been planted by corporation with a vested interest in the status quo? Wow, I would love to have an easy answer to this question, but I don't think there is one. Part of the answer though seems increasingly to me to reside it not just presenting more facts about climate change or whatever environmental problem is at hand. From a scientific perspective more data is a good thing, but from a perspective of convincing the doubters, more facts won't help. As environmentalists we have to acknowledge that we have a clash of world views here, an ethical debate, a metaphysical debate to some degree. Simply presenting the facts again and again, without acknowledging that the debate is happening outside strict rationality, won't work. There seems sometimes to be an assumption among p...

Full article: http://unep.org/experts/

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