It is tempting to want to punish public officials for lying about established science. But the scientific integrity policies do not serve this function, and for good reason. Read more >
November 30, 2016 3:41 PM EDT
I’m a little anxious. And I imagine you are too. Among other things, I’m worried about how President-elect Trump will treat science. We don’t know yet, for example, what he might do at science-based federal agencies. Will he cut public science funding? Will his administration interfere with science-based rulemaking? There have been some concerning developments on these fronts.
But we shouldn’t feel afraid of this uncertainty. If Trump does choose to misuse science, this time the scientific community is ready. Read more >