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Enivronmental science expert Bjørn Lomborg, a professor at the Copenhagen Business School, criticizes the use of exaggereated scare tactics in science. He looks at the use of misleading results in two specific cases: lab rat testing of GM corn and the research of the correlation between global warming and human deaths."When scare tactics replace scientific debate, whether about GM crops or climate change, nothing good can come of it. We all deserve better."
(Illustration by Paul Lachine)

Enivronmental science expert Bjørn Lomborg, a professor at the Copenhagen Business School, criticizes the use of exaggereated scare tactics in science. He looks at the use of misleading results in two specific cases: lab rat testing of GM corn and the research of the correlation between global warming and human deaths.

"When scare tactics replace scientific debate, whether about GM crops or climate change, nothing good can come of it. We all deserve better."

(Illustration by Paul Lachine)

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