John Droz Jr is a physicist environmental advocate and novelist.
The following address was published on Mar 7, 2013
Science is under siege from lobbyists for those with self-serving economic or political interests. This is detrimental to our society's survival. This talk was given to North Carolina legislators on Feb 6, 13. The slides (without audio), plus 100+ extra slides, including six pages of references, are available at ScienceUnderAssault.Info. Make sure to download the PDF version there, as that will be the best quality.
John puts to rest that oft misquoted "97% of scientists..."
John talks of the precautionary principle. Our mutual friend Dr Gordon Fulks wrote of the Precautionary Principle HERE.
John refers to Michael Chricton's 2003 Caltech Lecture. The full text can be found HERE.
Also by John Droz on NCTCS - Wind Energy and KISS