Author Archives: Daniel J. Hicks

Scientific Controversies as Proxy Politics


This article is in The Energy Transition, Winter 2017


Even for scientists, policy decisions entail much more than science. In science policy circles, it’s a commonplace that scientists need to be better communicators. They need to be able to explain their science to 11-year-olds or policy makers, informed by framing studies, and using techniques from improv theater. Science communication is important for “trust” and […]