POST-NORMAL PANDEMICS: WHY COVID-19 REQUIRES A NEW APPROACH TO SCIENCE
STEPS centre Pathways to Sustainability (Steps-center.org)
March 25th, 2020
Guest post by David Waltner-Toews, Annibale Biggeri, Bruna De Marchi, Silvio Funtowicz, Mario Giampietro, Martin O’Connor, Jerome R. Ravetz, Andrea Saltelli and Jeroen P. van der Sluijs
In addressing pandemics, science has never seemed more needed and useful, while at the same time it appears limited and powerless. The existing contract between science and society is falling apart. A new covenant is urgently needed to navigate the days ahead.