March 9, 2017 | Wired
In a Wired magazine article about attempts by the Trump Administration to lessen the effectivenss of the Environmental Protection Agency, Melody Brown Burkins (A&S '98, PhD), Associate Director for Research and Programs at the Dickey Center, questions the purpose of legislation introduced by Representative Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican and climate skeptic.
“[The act] is effectively saying that the practice of peer review, the gold standard of how science moves to policymakers, is secretive and can’t be trusted.”
Dr. Burkins is an adjunct professor of environmental studies and science policy at Dartmouth and chair of the US National Committee for the Geological Sciences, and a member of the National Academies' Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO).
Read more of the Wired article.