Michael Mann, the University of Virginia scientist on the receiving end of a witch hunt being conducted by our climate change denier Attorney General, responds in a Washington Post op-ed piece.
And in the column he summarizes the current political attitude toward science in this country.
Challenges to policy proposals for how to deal with this problem should be welcome — indeed, a good-faith debate is essential for wise public policymaking.
But the attacks against the science must stop. They are not good-faith questioning of scientific research. They are anti-science.
As much as our leaders praise the concept of “education”, most are very afraid of allowing their constituents to learn of anything that diverts the conversation from their carefully crafted narrative.