Economic information and values in environmental policy decisions
8. The Ethics of Information
2. The Language of Information
Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany
6. Risk communication
We need information in order to make sound risk decisions. Sometimes it seems to come at us from all quarters. The news media report plane crashes, oil spills, pesticides, water pollution, sports concussions, climate change, floods, droughts, mine collapses, rapes, gun violence, wars, terror, deflation, and hyperinflation. Politicians and merchants highlight risks that we should fear and that they can fix. Health and safety experts describe risks that they want us to fix, by changing how we eat, sleep, drive, exercise, or have sex. These messages reach us in the air, online, in magazines, and on shopping
What is forensic science?
7. The chemical computer: molecular information