TITLE

The experts' silent trumpet

AUTHOR(S)
Casper, Barry M.
PUB. DATE
September 1976
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Sep1976, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the failure of the government to listen to the warnings of expert about the anticipated energy crisis of the 1970s in the U.S. The Office of Science and Technology (OST) failed to get the attention of top policy makers to raise this issue to the necessary level of political awareness to generate concern and action. OST Executive Officer David Beckler thinks that it takes a crisis to bring about the public pressure that is required to make the government respond. The warnings also failed to mention alternative energy sources as a means to prevent the crisis.
ACCESSION #
21595961

 

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