18 Apr '17, 3pm

March for Science? Sure, but then Walk the Talk

March for Science? Sure, but then Walk the Talk

I recently attended a presentation by a company that provides data services to government agencies, ostensibly to help them discover insights in the information they collect and release to the public. I couldn’t resist asking an obvious question: “Are your government clients actually using their data to inform their own policies and decisions?” Answer: “Not so much, but hey, no worries, the data they release is used by interest groups, lobbyists, trade associations and others to influence them from the outside.” The 1950s classic, How to Lie with Statistics , flashed across my mind. The answer was deeply unsettling for me, since here at WRI we take great pride in our identity as a global research organization that advances data- and evidence-based policies to protect the planet and improve human well-being. Is there anyone out there these days interested in objective, data...

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