One of the scariest things about having another stupid President in the White House (think George W. Bush) is that we’ll have more stupid policies.
This is particularly painful when it comes to climate change and science as a whole. We’ve already gotten a strong indication of Trump’s direction, as he already appointed a climate change denier named Myron Evell to be the EPA’s transitional head.
Reporter Dan Rather recently wrote a guest column for Scientific American torching Trump’s science policies. Wrote Rather: “I firmly believe science to be of the utmost importance to the world that I want my children and grandchildren to inherit. I believe it is a way to connect different groups, nations, and generations. I believe that scientists have more power in the public marketplace of ideas than they may realize. I refuse to believe that the moral weight of fact-based research has no place in what can seem like a post-truth era.” Do you agree?