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The Precautionary Principle




03-10-2010 - Richard Lindzen, BBC World Service - One Planet

The precautionary principle is an absurdity, because eventually it feeds back that all the actions you would take in precaution are themselves subject to the precautionary principle. So it becomes a formula for collective stasis.




06-10-2014 - Matt Ridley, The New York Times

The precautionary principle (...) says in effect that the risks of new technologies must be measured against perfection, not against the risks of existing technologies.




07-08-2015 - Simon Rozendaal, Elsevier

Als onze voorouders op elk initiatief het voorzorgsbeginsel hadden losgelaten, zaten we nu nog in berenvellen rond een houtvuur.



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