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The war on science is war on America’s future

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Scientists are worried because there has been a sudden, seismic shift in Washington, D.C., and in its connection with facts and science. The acceleration of the War on Science began in January with bizarre claims by the White House — clearly contradicting empirical facts — regarding the size of crowds, electoral victories, and voter fraud. [...] Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Trump, suggested “alternative facts,” rather than actual truth, were in play. [...] it’s worse: [...] the White House follows the “Merchants of Doubt” playbook to discredit well-established scientific findings. When you can’t win a debate with facts, it’s...
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