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The tease question was "why do we have to defend science?"
Answer is simple. Established ignorance has always been hostile to science throughout history.
Reason is because good science suggests paths to a better future, but in the present that
path has costs that many in the present are to selfish or short sighted, to see as a present positive.
It's politics. Most republicans do believe in climate change , admitting it doesn't fit their agenda. As far as some right voters goes it's religion that makes them ignorant.
Most definitely! Welcome to the forum.
Enough complaining. We, collectively, voted this problem into office. Either by voting for it or by not voting against it. We can vote it out of office.
Nothing wrong with staying informed about what the problem is up to.
A guy who repeatedly challenges the scientific foundations of climate change and defended BP after the worst oil spill in U.S. history has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the Justice Dept’s top environmental lawyer (via https://t.co/FhY3q4DN8z)— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) January 27, 2018