01 July 2017; volume 18, issue 7
Science & Society
Taking distrust of science seriously to overcome public distrust in science, scientists need to stop pretending that there is a scientific consensus on controversial issues when there is not
Scientific disputes on controversial issues – from endocrine disrupting chemicals to climate change – risk increasing public distrust in science if scientists pretend that there is a consensus when in fact there is not.
Geoffrey C Kabat