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Whereas previously science was seen as being a process of constant evolution based on the certainty of knowledge acquired and on confidence in the ability to control nature, it now appears to be dogged by numerous uncertainties, particularly when it is called upon to take urgent decisions on ecological and environmental problems affecting the globe. Scientists must take on a new function which will allow them to deal with these crucial uncertainties. Only in this way will it be possible to guarantee the quality of the scientific information which may be used by decision makers.

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Authors: FUNTOWICZ S, JRC Ispra (IT);DE MARCHI B, Istituto di Sociologia Internazionale, Gorizia (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Decidere L'Ambiente-Opzioni Tecnologiche e Gestione delle Risorse Ambientali (1994) pp. 273-294
Record Number: 199410838 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: it
Available languages: it