Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHeppner, Caitlin-
dc.description.abstractBelief in climate change does not divide into a simple dichotomy of (good) believers and (evil) nonbelievers. An unclear view of skepticism arises when the differences between empirical and normative claims are revealed. Developing responsible beliefs on matters of which we possess no expertise requires reliable expert testimony. However, trust and objectivity are integral factors for belief in expert consensus. A reduction in public opinion regarding the reliability of climate science, due to politicization, enables the dismissal anthropogenic climate change. Understanding politicization from both Pielke and Douglas clarifies a negative role that politics can play in the doing of science. The risks that politicization pose, mistrust for one, do not undermine the necessary role of values in science. The role of values within scientific enquiry must be restricted and acknowledged for trustworthy science to be produced, and for scientific findings regarding climate change to be accepted by nonexperts, including policymakers.en_CA
dc.subjectanthropogenic climate changeen_CA
dc.subjectscientific skepticismen_CA
dc.subjectethics of beliefen_CA
dc.subjectepistemic trusten_CA
dc.subjectepistemic dependenceen_CA
dc.subjectmoral authorityen_CA
dc.subjectsocial epistemologyen_CA
dc.subjectfeminist theoryen_CA
dc.titleConcerning the politicization of climate science: epistemic dependency, trust in expert testimony, and determining What We Ought to Believeen_CA
dc.description.degreeMaster of Arts (MA) in Interdisciplinary Humanitiesen_CA
dc.publisher.grantorLaurentian University of Sudburyen_CA
Appears in Collections:Interdisciplinary Humanities- Master's Theses
Master's Theses

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
HEPPNER, Caitlin -- MA Thesis -- Concerning the Politicization of Climate Science (1).pdf566.66 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in LU|ZONE|UL are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.