Junk Science vs. Solid Science

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Junk Science vs. Solid Science: Know the difference, how to use it, and where to get it.

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Junk Science vs. Solid Science

  1. 1. Ellen Junk Science vs. Solid Science: Know the difference, how to use it, and where to get it :ĂŶƵĂƌLJ Ϯϳ͕ ϮϬ ϭ Ϯ ĂǀŝĚ Z͘ ĞůĞďƌĞnjnjĞ ĚĂǀŝĚΛ ƚ Ś ĞŽ ĞĐ ͘Ž ƌŐ
  2. 2. t Ś LJ ď Ž ƚ Ś Ğ ƌ ǁ ŝ ƚ Ś Ɖ Ğ Ɛ Ŭ LJ Ɛ Đ ŝ Ğ ŶĐ Ğ ͍ « Science: the good, the bad, the ugly «Case study #1: Science and transit «Case study #2: Diesel pollution and health
  3. 3. ĂƐ Ğ Ɛ ƚ ƵĚ LJ η Ϯ , Ğ Ăů ƚ Ś ŝ ŵ Ɖ ĂĐ ƚ Ɛ Ž Ĩ Ě ŝ Ğ Ɛ Ğ ů Ɖ Ž ů ů Ƶƚ ŝ Ž Ŷ
  4. 4. t Ś LJ Ś Ăǀ Ğ Ś Ğ Ăů ƚ Ś Ɛ ƚ ƵĚ ŝ Ğ Ɛ ͍ Greater influence Source for policy makers Understand the issue from another angle Influence the whole campaign
  5. 5. t Ś Ğ ƌĞ Ě ŝ Ě ƚ Ś Ğ Ɛ ƚ ƵĚ ŝ Ğ Ɛ Đ Ž ŵ Ğ Ĩ ƌŽ ŵ ͍ « US EPA «Clean Air Task Force (staff scientists; modeling after US EPA methodology) «Ohio Dept. of Health «Center for Disease Control
  6. 6. Diesel exhaust affects public health: Asthma Attacks Aggravation of Chronic Bronchitis Painful Breathing Leukemia Heart and Lung Disease Cancer Preventable Death Courtesy of Clean Air Task Force
  7. 7. Diesel impacts on Franklin County Source: Clean Air Task Force Ohio impacts (adults): • 409 Premature Deaths •392 Non-Fatal Heart Attacks •48,969 Work Loss Days (WLD) •288,641 Minor Restricted Activity Days (MRAD)
  8. 8. Estimated Child Asthma Prevalence in Franklin County, By Race, 2004 19.5 16 9.5 12.2 0 5 10 15 20 25 Hispanic Black Asian White Race Source-Ohio Department of Health, Burden of Asthma Percentage
  9. 9. Coalition building and maintenance/Grassroots key contacts «New studies and news articles highlighting scientific/health data share with coalition groups through individual e-mail or listervs «Encourage partner groups to share new studies with you «Studies can be part of the “recruitment packet” when courting new groups.
  10. 10. Development «Create fact sheet (or use one that is already created) that highlight scientific data on the issue you are working on (ex. CATF) «Create your own report
  11. 11. What is a Diesel Hot Spot? ƌĞĂ ŝŶ ǁ Ś ŝĐ Ś ƚ Ś Ğ ƌŝƐ Ŭ Ž Ĩ Ś ĞĂůƚ Ś ŝŵ Ɖ ĂĐ ƚ Ɛ Ĩ ƌŽ ŵ Ğdž Ɖ Ž Ɛ Ƶ ƌĞ ƚ Ž Ž Ŷ Ͳ ƌŽ ĂĚ , Ğŵ ŝƐ Ɛ ŝŽ Ŷ Ɛ ŝƐ ůŝŬ ĞůLJ ƚ Ž ďĞ Ɛ ŝŐ Ŷ ŝĨ ŝĐ ĂŶ ƚ ůLJ ŝŶ Đ ƌĞĂƐ ĞĚ͘ – tĞ ĚĞĨŝŶĞĚ Ă ŚŽƚ ƐƉŽƚ ĂƐ ĂŶ Ăƌ ĞĂ ǁ ŝƚ Ś ŝŶ ŽŶĞͲƋ Ƶ Ă ƌ ƚ Ğƌ ŵ ŝ ů Ğ Ž Ĩ Ă ƌ ŽĂ Ě ǁ Ă LJ ǁ ŝƚ Ś W D Ğŵ ŝ Ɛ Ɛ ŝ ŽŶ ů Ğǀ Ğů Ɛ Ž Ĩ Ăƚ ů ĞĂƐ ƚ ϲ ϳ ϱ Ő ͬ ŵ ŝ ͬ Ě Ă LJ ͘ ZĞĐ ĞŶ ƚ Ɛ ƚ Ƶ ĚŝĞƐ ŝŶ ĚŝĐ Ăƚ Ğ ƚ Ś Ăƚ ǁ ŝƚ Ś ŝŶ ƚ Ś ŝƐ ĚŝƐ ƚ ĂŶ Đ Ğ͗ – Ŷ ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞĚ ƌŝƐŬ ĨŽƌ ĐĂŶĐĞƌ ĂŶĚ ů ĞƵ ŬĞŵ ŝĂ ŝŶ ĐŚ ŝů ĚƌĞŶ ; Ϯ ϱ Ϭ LJ ĂƌĚƐͿ ͕ – Ğǀ Ğů ŽƉ ŵ ĞŶƚ ŽĨ ĂƐƚ Ś ŵ Ă ŝŶ ĐŚ ŝů ĚƌĞŶ ; ϵ Ϭ ŵ Ğƚ ĞƌƐͿ ͕ – , ŽƐƉ ŝƚ Ăů ŝnj Ăƚ ŝŽŶƐ Ě Ƶ Ğ ƚ Ž ĂƐƚ Ś ŵ Ă Ĩ Ž ƌ ĐŚ ŝů ĚƌĞŶ ; ϱ Ϭ Ϭ ĂŶĚ Ϯ Ϭ Ϭ ŵ Ğƚ ĞƌƐͿ ͕ – W ƌĞŵ Ăƚ Ƶ ƌĞ Ě ĞĂƚ Ś ; ϱ Ϭ ƚ Ž ϭ Ϭ Ϭ ŵ Ğƚ ĞƌƐͿ ͘ d Ś Ğ ŵ ŝŶ ŝŵ Ƶ ŵ ϲ ϳ ϱ Ő ͬ ŵ ŝͬ ĚĂLJ W D ůĞǀĞů ďĂƐ ĞĚ Ž Ŷ ĞƐ ƚ ŝŵ Ăƚ ĞƐ Ž Ĩ ƚ Ś Ğ W D ůĞǀĞů͗ – D Ăũ Žƌ Ƶ ƌď ĂŶ Ăƌƚ ĞƌŝĂů ƌŽĂĚ ǁ ĂLJ ǁ ŝƚ Ś ĂŶ ĂŶŶƵ Ăů Ăǀ ĞƌĂŐ Ğ ĚĂŝů LJ ƚ ƌĂĨ Ĩ ŝĐ ů Ğǀ Ğů ; d Ϳ Ž Ĩ Ϯ Ϭ ͕ Ϭ Ϭ Ϭ ; ĞŶǀ Ğƌ Ɛƚ Ƶ ĚLJ ͕ Ϯ Ϭ Ϭ Ϭ Ϳ – ŽŶŐ ĞƐƚ ĞĚ Ƶ ƌď ĂŶ ĂƌĞĂ Ś ŝŐ Ś ǁ ĂLJ ǁ ŝƚ Ś ĂŶ d Ž Ĩ ϯ Ϯ ͕ Ϭ Ϭ Ϭ ; ƌŝĞ Ž Ƶ Ŷƚ LJ ͕ E z Ϯ Ϭ Ϭ Ϯ Ϳ – ϭ ϵ ϵ ϰ ' ƌĞĂƚ ƌŝƚ ƚ Ž Ŷ Ɛƚ Ƶ ĚLJ ŝĚĞŶƚ ŝĨ ŝĞĚ Ă Ϯ ϰ ͕ Ϭ Ϭ Ϭ d ƚ Ś ƌĞƐŚ Ž ů Ě ; ĚŝĨ Ĩ ŝĐƵ ů ƚ ƚ Ž ĐŽ ŵ Ɖ ĂƌĞ Ś ŝŐ Ś ǁ ĂLJ ƚ LJ Ɖ Ğ ƚ ƌĂĨ Ĩ ŝĐͿ
  12. 12. B oil d ow n m essag e «20% of central Ohioans live in a diesel hot spot (elevated health risk) «23% of those in a diesel hot spot suffer from asthma «OR «28% of Columbus lives in a diesel hot spot (more than one in four!)
  13. 13. D Ğ Ě ŝ Ă Ě ǀ Ž Đ ĂĐ LJͲĂů ů Ăď Ž Ƶƚ ƚ Ś Ğ ŵ Ğ Ɛ Ɛ ĂŐ ŝ ŶŐ « #1 air toxic risk in the U.S. «More than 40 different known toxins. «Those in the trucking industry higher risk (32%-49%) of heart disease than general population «Diesel hot spots report and health impact fact sheet. «Messenger matters!
  14. 14. «Know what to lead with. «Know who to have at the meeting. «What will be the biggest influence on the decision maker-health? Economy? Environment? Ğ Đ ŝ Ɛ ŝ Ž ŶͲŵ ĂŬ Ğ ƌ ĂĚ ǀ Ž Đ ĂĐ LJ
  15. 15. , Ž ǁ ƚ Ž Ž ƵŶƚ Ğ ƌ dž ͘ Đ ů ŝ ŵ Ăƚ Ğ Đ Ś ĂŶŐ Ğ
  16. 16. Ohio Environmental Council 1 2 0 7 G rand view A venue, S uite 2 0 1 Columb us , OH 4 3 2 1 2 ( 6 1 4 ) 4 8 7 -7 5 0 6 w w w . theOEC. org How You Can Get I nv ol v ed « Become an OEC M emb er J oi n a net w or k of mor e t h an 3 , 0 0 0 i nd i v i d u al s g r ou p s ar ou nd t h e s t at e « T ak e A ct i on S i g n u p f or OEC’ s act i on al er t s , cal l w r i t e y ou r l aw mak er s , g et i nv ol v ed i n commu ni t y i s s u es « D onat e t o t h e OEC H el p s ecu r e h eal t h y ai r , l and , and w at er f or al l Oh i oans

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