THE WAR ON SCIENCE – LESSONS FROM THE TRENCHES.
Is there really a war against science – and if so, who is waging it, and what can be done about it?
This participatory session will begin with the outcomes of a recent workshop on the War on Science, held inCanberrain December 2011, addressing issues related to climate change and other contentious sciences; influencers of public debates; and how the public react to science stories that challenge their established values. It will then seek participant input to discuss the issues raised, see how relevant they are or not to wider science communicators, and then seek to further develop practical outcomes that can be used in science communications
Craig Cormick (session producer, facilitator and presenter), Manager of Public Awareness and Community Engagement, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research