The promising young scientist Tamsin Edwards has the internet abuzz with her claim that “climate scientists must not advocate particular policies”. Various rebuttals have appeared. Others support her. Conversation has been active on Twitter as well, with Schmidt, Gleick, and Mann among those speaking in opposition. What do you think?
Michael Tobis, editor-in-chief of Planet3.0 and site cofounder, has always been interested in the interface between science and public policy. He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences where he developed a 3-D ocean model on a custom computing platform. He has been involved in sustainability conversations on the internet since 1992, has been a web software developer since 2000, and has been posting sustainability articles on the web since 2007.