Risk Analysis or the Precautionary Principle?
Thinking About, and Regulating, Emerging Technologies
Presented by The Knight Program on Science and Environmental Journalism
Carolyn Raffensperger, M.A., J.D., is the founding executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network, a national consortium of environmental groups dedicated to the use of science to protect the environment and public health.
She is the co-editor of Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing the Precautionary Principle, and also writes the Science for Lawyers column for the Environmental Law Institute's journal Environmental Forum.
Introduced by Michael Pollan, Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism.
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Carolyn Raffensperger is a lawyer and environmentalist and the founding executive director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. She has been instrumental in introducing the precautionary principle, which was adopted by the city of San Francisco last year.
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