Guiding Thought Question: What types of things may change scientific studies to the point that they should not be considered when informing politicians? Why should true scientific findings be helpful when establishing policies regarding the environment?
Today's Learning Objective: Students will analyze how academic institutions like think tanks and universities are able to influence governmental policy (foreign and domestic) with the contribution of good science to inform the decision making of politicians.
Central Question: How can academic institutions help sway governmental opinions regarding environmental policy? (1.1.h, 1.2.a, 1.2.c)
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