Environmentalists, in the corporate, consulting, civil society, research, regulatory and academic spaces need to understand that scientific data is a social construction. There are many parties in the production of the data on which policy, planning and implementation decisions are taken. The political economy of the environment, with its multiple manifestations in climate change are essentially human decisions, anthropomorphic in academic lingo. How knowledgeable is produced, interpreted and disseminated is key how environmental decisions are placed within the realm of political economy.
Understand how the technical reports are consumed in the decision making ecosystem, as the common refrain is ‘environmental issues are not taken seriously’.
Environment is more than science, fortunately. It is life.