Scientific evidence: what is it and how can we trust it?

09/12/2013 15:22

By Manu Saunders

The phrase “scientific evidence” has become part of the vernacular – thrown about like a hot potato during discussions of major environmental, health or social issues. Climate change is one example. The EU’s ban on neonicotinoid pesticides is another.We’ve heard numerous mentions of the associated “evidence”, indicating the importance of the issue and the need for action.  [Read more] ...