Prediction in the Earth sciences and environmental policy making Journal Article uri icon



  • The Earth sciences, backed by formidable arrays of data gathering and processing technologies, today offer the apparently credible promise of predicting the future of nature. Policy makers, under pressure as always to deliver public benefit at low cost, have strong incentives to accept this promise as a central response to environmental issues.As environmental problems become more pressing and budgets for research become tighter, the importance of effective prioritization and allocation of research funds and activities will increase, as will the need for timely and effective political decision making. Thus, there is increasing need to enhance the linkages between research in the predictive Earth sciences and the needs of environmental policy makers.

publication date

  • July 13, 1999

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • December 22, 2014 10:41 AM

Full Author List

  • Pielke RA; Sarewitz D; Byerly R; Jamieson D

author count

  • 4

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0096-3941

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2324-9250

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 309

end page

  • 313


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