A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Non-PC Development Studies: No. 2

From time-to-time, I suggest non-PC examination questions for dubious academic subject areas, like 'Development Studies' and 'Environmental Studies'. The first was on October 13. Here is the second:-

"Environmentalism has become the main vehicle for the resurgence of command-and-control ideas after the collapse of the socialist model in the wake of the Cold War." (Adapted from: Tom Bray, 'Heavy hits on enviro-pessimism', The Washington Times, November 4). Discuss, with particular reference to 'global warming'.

Chief Examiner Philip.

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