Scientists Advise, Ministers Decide


20070215Climate change, medicine, the food we eat, the way we give birth, the way we die. Science governs every aspect of our lives. But can we trust politicians to make the right decisions for us about those vital issues? Former government chief scientist and president of the Royal Society, Lord May, examines the crucial but uneasy relationship between politics and science.

Former government chief scientist, Lord May, looks at the role of politics in science.