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Department of Communication and Media Research Science Communication

Deutschlandfunk: Air pollution and diesel bans

In Germany and other European countries, several scientists have recently claimed that thresholds for air pollution should be reconsidered and even lowered leading to heated debates about the accuracy of their claimes. These discussions are fanned by considerations on bans on diesel vehicles concerning many citizens. Mike Schäfer discusses how these issues influence trust in science and what role politics play here.

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