It was a Star Chamber-style hearing in which Republican global warming-denier Lamar Smith used his position as chair of the US House of Representatives Science Committee to lambast climatologists for allegedly abandoning the scientific method.
The hearing, described as “insane” by one commentator, was the latest sign of the growing divide between scientists, evidence and reason, on one side, and ruling American politicians and ‘alternative facts’ on the other.
Donald Trump has bizarrely claimed global warming is a hoax perpetrated by China and the lawyer he chose to run the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, recently disputed established science by saying carbon dioxide was not a significant contributor to climate change.
Such claims have prompted some scientists to suggest the US could become like Soviet Russia, where ideology was considered more important than reality. Two mass protests, the March for Science and the Climate March, will be held later this month in the US, UK and other countries.
Full story at http://ind.pn/2pDF3ft
If you appreciate the things I share,
consider making a contribution no matter
how small via PayPal. If you use Bitcoin you can
send donations to my Bitcoin Wallet: