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May 2, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Climate change: Don’t blur science and science policy

Michael Osbun / Op Art

It’s understandable why The Seattle Times published guest columnist Patrick Allitt’s piece about how we shouldn’t panic about climate change [“The rhetoric of catastrophe around climate change,” Opinion, April 27].

Allitt makes a seemingly levelheaded argument that science has pushed the panic button before about environmental and health issues, so here we go again — climate change is just another panic. Unfortunately, Allitt’s argument reflects


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April 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Science as a frontier: Frontiers aren’t what they used to be

Leah Ceccarelli’s guest column “Stop calling science a ‘frontier’ ” [Opinion, April 6] regarding the language of science is very insightful and forward-thinking. Science is struggling to become more open and collaborative, and the word “frontier” doesn’t accurately reflect these efforts and sentiments. Yet the reality is that today and throughout history, innovation (of which…


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