Apparently, the US House is on an anti-science rampage. From himself at New Yorker:
From climate change and evolution to sex education and vaccination, there has always been tension between scientists and Congress. But Smith, who has been in Congress since 1987 and assumed the chairmanship of the Science Committee in 2013, has escalated that tension into outright war. Smith has a background in American studies and law, not science. He has, however, received more than six hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions from the oil-and-gas industry during his time in Congress—more than from any other single industry. With a focus that is unprecedented, he’s now using his position to attack scientists and activists who work on climate change. Under his leadership, the committee has issued more subpoenas than it had during its previous fifty-four-year history. More.
But wait, the other side, represented by Bill Nye, wants dissenters from “scientists and activists who work on climate change” to be in jail.
We all might be better off with a mere anti-science rampage. Oh well, an election is coming up in the States. They can choose.
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