After Donald Trump’s election as president in November 2016, Columbia Law School’s “Silencing Science Tracker” began compiling reports of federal, state, and local government efforts to suppress scientific research, and has documented hundreds of such incidents, largely the suppression of information about climate change. Photo: Greenpeace
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Donald Trump’s war on climate science, Brexit and Hong Kong’s housing disaster are what happens when governments disregard evidence

  • Western societies, which once prided themselves on reason and respect for science, have become overrun with populists who reject both
  • Hong Kong has shown a similar malady when it comes to addressing the city’s major issues

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After Donald Trump’s election as president in November 2016, Columbia Law School’s “Silencing Science Tracker” began compiling reports of federal, state, and local government efforts to suppress scientific research, and has documented hundreds of such incidents, largely the suppression of information about climate change. Photo: Greenpeace
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