America's devastating divorce from science

The Trump administration's appointment of a climate science denier for a post at NOAA underlines the unfortunate reality that our elected government is increasingly populated with people who do not merely ignore scientific facts, they appear...

America's devastating divorce from science
The Trump administration's appointment of a climate science denier for a post at NOAA underlines the unfortunate reality that our elected government is increasingly populated with people who do not merely ignore scientific facts, they appear to despise them and the people who produce them, writes Naomi Oreskes. We need to face facts, she says: "I don't know what a new social contract would look like, but I am pretty sure it's time to start looking for it."