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The Risk-Monger is pondering starting a Citizen’s Initiative (to repeal the precautionary principle!). To do this, he is asking the European Commission to provide him with funds. In the process, he has discovered the true purpose of the ECI.

Posted by David Zaruk

Since precaution is a destructive policy tool, it needs to be relegated. In its place, the concept of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) must be articulated to improve risk management, dialogue, engagement and trust in science.

Posted by David Zaruk

The EU’s use of the precautionary principle has proven to be a biased, political tool, detrimental to research and often leading to catastrophic consequences. The Risk-Monger gives seven reasons why the Commission must stop using precaution as a policy tool.

Posted by David Zaruk

The participatory policy process is being clogged by environmental activists who would rather see states not function than be led by elites and experts who might make decisions. This neo-anarchism is becoming commonplace and we no longer believe that the policy-processors meeting in Brussels today will be able to achieve anything.

Posted by David Zaruk