Failures to disagree are essential for environmental science to effectively influence policy development.

  title={Failures to disagree are essential for environmental science to effectively influence policy development.},
  author={Jon Norberg and Thorsten Blenckner and Sarah E. Cornell and Owen L. Petchey and Helmut Hillebrand},
  journal={Ecology letters},
While environmental science, and ecology in particular, is working to provide better understanding to base sustainable decisions on, the way scientific understanding is developed can at times be detrimental to this cause. Locked-in debates are often unnecessarily polarised and can compromise any common goals of the opposing camps. The present paper is inspired by a resolved debate from an unrelated field of psychology where Nobel laureate David Kahneman and Garry Klein turned what seemed to be… 
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