TITLE

Bridging public opinion and scientific fact

AUTHOR(S)
Deieso, Donald A.
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
Electric Perspectives;Mar/Apr92, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Provides information on narrowing the gap between public opinion and scientific facts in United States environmental policies. Impact of the emergence of environmental laws; Consequences that leads to the divergence of general public opinion and rational public opinion; Why people are afraid of science and technology; Factors that contribute to the gap between perception and reality; More information.
ACCESSION #
9706220989

 

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