It’s not a surprise that the Trump administration doesn’t pay attention to science. But at the Interior Department, it’s so bad that the Union of Concerned Scientists have written a report about it.
The current administration has been
- Systematically suppressing science
- Failing to acknowledge or act on climate change
- Silencing or intimidating agency scientists and staff
- Attacking science-based laws that protect wildlife
As a science educator, this willful dismissal of evidence and attitude that politics is more important than reality upsets me greatly. I hope that soon my government will come to its senses and pay attention to the world around us.