The Republican War on Science
This book explores the politicization of science in US government, where scientific findings are spun, distorted or ignored to suit political agendas. The Bush administration's views on critical issues like climate change, stem cell research, and sex education are at odds with scientifically-verified facts. Mooney argues that this anti-science mindset is largely driven by conservative ideologies and shows how the government's decisions have been increasingly shaped by industry lobbyists and evangelical activists. A compelling read on the dangerous consequences of dismissing scientific evidence in politics.
2019-01-24T01:53:31.000Z@TomLumForest @mattmcirvin @ring_ras @DouglasCP @NaomiOreskes It actually goes back even further. Naomi's book is a must-read, but also worth reading @ChrisCMooney's "The Republican War on Science" for a longer-term contextualization of modern-day industry-funded science denial. – source