MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

396 views

Outline the precautionary principle.

The precautionary principle holds that, if the effects of a human-induced change would be very large, perhaps catastrophic, those responsible for the change must prove that it will not do harm before proceeding.

This is the reverse of the normal situation, where those who are concerned about the change would have to prove that it will do harm in order to prevent such changes going ahead.

 

The Precautionary principle reverses the argument of the 'Burden of Proof'. The precautionary principle argues that those responsible for an effect (global warning, climate change, enhanced greenhouse effect) have the obligation to show that what they are doing has causes no harm.

Zana Katarina L. IB Biology tutor, IB Maths tutor, IB Psychology tutor

2 years ago

Answered by Zana Katarina, an IB Biology tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

16 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Anna Liisa J.

Degree: Biomedical Science (Bachelors) - Kings, London University

Subjects offered: Biology, Economics+ 1 more

Biology
Economics
Chemistry

“My name is Anna Liisa Jalakas and I am a biomedical sciences student. I completed my IB diploma in June of 2016 where I achieved a total of 40 points with a 7 in Biology and Economics, and a 6 in Chemistry. I also have IGCSE qualifica...”

£20 /hr

Alice P.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Biology, Psychology

Biology
Psychology

“Hi, I'm Alice, and I'm a first year psychology undergraduate at Durham University. I enjoy psychology, biology and english, and I'm looking to tutor at GCSE and IB.”

£20 /hr

Radoslaw K.

Degree: Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences (Masters) - Imperial College London University

Subjects offered: Biology

Biology

“Okay… where to begin! My name is Rad and I am a student! Earlier this year I graduated with a first class bachelor’s degree with honours in Plant Science with Industrial/Professional Experience from the University of Manchester, and I...”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

£20 /hr

Zana Katarina L.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Biology, Psychology+ 1 more

Biology
Psychology
Maths

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Zana Katarina

Describe one example of transient polymorphism.

Discuss the relative importance of genetic and cultural evolution in the recent evolution of humans.

Analyze the changes in concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide using historical records.

Behaviour can be innate because it is genetically based and can be inherited.

Other IB Biology questions

Describe why DNA replication is semi-conservative

Explain two examples of evolution in response to environmental change; one must be antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Define Enzyme and Active site

State the source, substrate, products and optimum pH of one amylase, one protease, and one lipase

View IB Biology tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok