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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A helicopter from the Swedish icebreaker Oden lands on an ice floe to pick up crew members retrieving a data recorder on Arctic marine life movements, in the Canadian Arctic on July 25. Sweden is one of the eight members of the Arctic Council, whose mission is cooperation on environmental protection, sustainable development, and avoidance of military or strategic matters. Photo: Inner Space Centre via Reuters
David Dodwell
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Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

As melting ice opens up Arctic routes, can the US set aside China and Russia rivalry for climate’s sake?

  • The US omission of climate change matters at the Arctic Council summit in Finland and sabre-rattling on regional rivalries are causes for concern

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A helicopter from the Swedish icebreaker Oden lands on an ice floe to pick up crew members retrieving a data recorder on Arctic marine life movements, in the Canadian Arctic on July 25. Sweden is one of the eight members of the Arctic Council, whose mission is cooperation on environmental protection, sustainable development, and avoidance of military or strategic matters. Photo: Inner Space Centre via Reuters
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