Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Debbie Cook, the former mayor of Huntington Beach, CA. offers up her view of policy making and the value of relationships in that process. Her bottom line is that scientists, who hold the lion's share of the facts regarding issues like peak oil, climate change, and related topics, need to inject themselves more directly into the conversations around policy decisions. Doing so requires the building of relationships with the political class. The comments that follow are very interesting, and much of what she has to say applies to just about every issue at every level of government.