Science editor-in-chief sounds alarm over falling public trust | THE News

“One of the things that drew me to this position…is there’s a crisis in public trust in science,” he tells Times Higher Education after starting in the Science post on 1 July.

“I don’t pretend to have answers to that question but it is something that I care deeply about.”Berg, who started his career in chemistry but then moved on to span a host of other disciplines including biochemistry and personalised medicine, acknowledges that society’s confidence in science does “wax and wane” over time but thinks that, this time, things are different.

In the US, “scientists have been labelled as another special interest group”, he says.

Source: Science editor-in-chief sounds alarm over falling public trust | THE News

According to Martin Gurri, “crisis in public trust in science” is just another manifestation of the revolt of the public against the institutions of the industrial age.