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Sound Science with Environmental Issues

How can sound science and the scientific method be used to help evaluate and solve an environmental issue?

Give 1 specific example.
How do people who are not scientists evaluate the claims and different positions taken in debates about environmental issues?

Give 1 example.
How might the term sound science be misused or misunderstood?

Give 1 example, and explain

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How can sound science and the scientific method be used to help evaluate and solve an environmental issue? Give 1 specific example.

There are environmental issues that scientist cannot agree on. Sound science use sound scientific facts and proven theories, while the opposing present explanations based on the same facts. There must be a way for us to understand controversial issues.

Sound science is used to separate legitimate science from information that is presented as valid science but does not conform to the methods and practice of legitimate science. Sound science involves a disciplined approach to understanding how natural world works. This approach is known as the scientific method. The main components of the scientific method is; observation, experimentation, hypothesis, results, analysis, and conclusion.

Example; Until recently, we had never seen an atom, but many observations are explained by the theory of that all gases, liquids and solids consist of various combinations of several kinds of atoms. Therefore, we fully accept the atomic theory of matter.

How do people who are not scientists evaluate the claims and different positions taken in debates about environmental issues? Give 1 example.

People who have biased opinions use unreliable data and label experimental results as junk science if it threatens their point of view. For example, People who do not support the Endangered Species ...

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Observing how sound science can be used to make environmental decisions.

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