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Andrea Saltelli

Andrea Saltelli

Adjunct professor, University of Bergen

Andrea Saltelli has worked on physical chemistry, environmental sciences, applied statistics, impact assessment and science for policy. His main disciplinary focus is on sensitivity analysis of model output, a discipline where statistical tools are used to interpret the output from mathematical or computational models, and on sensitivity auditing, an extension of sensitivity analysis to the entire evidence-generating process in a policy context. At present he is in at the European Centre for Governance in Complexity, a joint undertaking of the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) - University of Bergen (UIB), and of the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA) -Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). The ECGC is located in the UAB campus in Barcelona. His latest works include Science on the Verge, a book on the crisis of science, a series of article of criticism of the Ecological Footprint (https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1016%252Fj.ecolind.2016.04.014), and a discussion of poor practices in sensitivity analysis (https://www.growkudos.com/publications/10.1016%252Fj.scitotenv.2016.02.133). See www.andreasaltelli.eu for more.

Scientists' march on Washington is a bad idea – here's why

Mar 08, 2017 08:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The April 22 March for Science, like the Womens March before it, will confront United States President Donald Trump on his home turf this time to challenge his stance on climate change and vaccinations, among other...

To tackle the post-truth world, science must reform itself

Jan 27, 2017 10:51 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

Before Brexit and the US elections, Nature magazine columnist Colin Macilwain set out a challenge: If Donald Trump were to trigger a crisis in Western democracy, scientists would need to look at their part in its...

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Economy

Singapore headline inflation edges higher on increases in energy related costs, administered prices

Headline inflation in Singapore edged higher on the back of increases in energy related costs and administered prices. Core inflation pressures should, however, remain muted given the weakness in the labor market. This...

JGBs slide ahead of BoJ’s monetary policy decision, March consumer inflation

The Japanese government bonds slid Monday as investors remain keen to watch the Bank of Japans (BoJ) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on April 27. Also, markets will be focusing on the countrys March consumer...

New Zealand bonds witness losses tracking U.S. Treasuries, drop in global safe-haven demand post French election

The New Zealand bonds witnessed losses on the first trading day of the week Monday, tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries amid a drop in demand for safe-haven asasets post the first round of French elections held over the...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 24th April 2017

Not many economic dockets and events scheduled for today but some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: France: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen win the first round. Ready to face each...

US under Trump Series: Steven Mnuchin assures on tax reforms in 2017

The Trump administration is preparing and aiming for the biggest tax reforms in the United States since President Ronald Reagan to get finished this year according to the treasury secretary of Steven Mnuchin. Mr. Mnuchin...

Politics

The Kremlin has its watchful eyes set on the French elections

The Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. As early as 2014, the West...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesias capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent...

Turkey's constitutional referendum: experts express fear for a divided country

Unofficial results from Turkeys April 16 constitutional referendum show that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the right to expand presidential power. The yes campaign has won 51.37% of the votes while no has...

Venezuela has lost its democratic facade

Although the Venezuelan government has become increasingly authoritarian since the early 2000s, last week was the first time it openly attacked democracy. On March 29, the Venezuelan Supreme Court, controlled by the...

In planned EPA cuts, US to lose vital connection to at-risk communities

Recent headlines point to a relentless undoing of policy and process within the Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump budget calls for slashing the EPA budget by an estimated 31 percent. Staff would be reduced by...

Science

Earth Day Protest Highlights Desperate Situation Of Science And Existing Hope

A few days ago, the world celebrated Earth Day. It was meant to be a time when humanity recognized the importance of Mother Nature, highlighting its plight in some form of solidarity. However, what ended up happening is...

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

"Pathogen hunters": citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species

Plant diseases threaten food security and sustainability. They affect ecosystems and change natural environments. They cost money, too. An enormous amount is spent globally each year to control these diseases; the damage...

Exoplanet discovery by an amateur astronomer shows the power of citizen science

You dont need to be a professional astronomer to find new worlds orbiting distant stars. Darwin mechanic and amateur astronomer Andrew Grey this week helped to discover a new exoplanet system with at least four orbiting...

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Becomes A Hologram, Warns Against Wilful Ignorance

Professor Stephen Hawking has got to be the single most famous physicist in the world and he recently appeared as a hologram in Hong Kong. Aside from answering a few questions about various topics in his field, the famed...

Technology

China Leading Automation Race, Companies Replacing Up To 90% In Workforce With Robots

The age of automation is coming and theres absolutely nothing that people can do about it. At this moment, China is taking the lead in terms of the number of companies adopting the trend. Some have replaced their human...

Germany Successfully Tested An Electric VTOL Flying Car, First Flight Test Went Perfectly

It seems after autonomous vehicles, the next trend involves cars is the flying variety. Although a lot of people have expressed their doubt that it would ever come about, there are actually some examples of vehicles that...

Some Xbox One And 360 Games Are Free This May, Here’s The List

Free games are always great and this May, Xbox One and 360 owners can look forward to a few titles that they can get for absolutely no charge. Now, to be clear, not all of them are going to be gems so its wise to temper...

Take Two Crushes Dreams Of Red Dead Redemption Map On GTA V

In yet another case of publishers simply stomping all over the dreams of gamers, Take Two forced modders to cancel a mod they have been working on, which would have provider Grand Theft Auto V players the ability to play...

Last Chance To Buy An NES Classic, Line Up At Best Buy Tomorrow

With Nintendo canceling the NES Classic mini console, the Japanese company effectively made the last of the shipment of the product infinitely more valuable. This shipment is set to arrive at Best Buy shelves tomorrow,...
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