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Earth Day 2017: Reclaiming Climate Science

A picture of Earth from space against a blue backdrop. The continent of Africa is obscrubed by a large cloud formation in the Anarctic.

When scientists communicate with the public about politics, they often frame the issue as “science vs. politics.”  For instance, some scientists champion speaking truth to power, while others suggest that they stay out of the political fray altogether.  Both arguments assume that science and politics are independent and mutually exclusive.  Furthermore, they presuppose that science could and should remain politically… Read more »