The editors of the prominent science journal, Nature, have published a stinging rebuke to the U.S. Representatives about to pass a bill that would overturn the EPA’s scientific finding that greenhouse gas emissions endanger people. Here’s the money quote:
It is hard to escape the conclusion that the US Congress has entered the intellectual wilderness, a sad state of affairs in a country that has led the world in many scientific arenas for so long. Global warming is a thorny problem, and disagreement about how to deal with it is understandable. It is not always clear how to interpret data or address legitimate questions. Nor is the scientific process, or any given scientist, perfect. But to deny that there is reason to be concerned, given the decades of work by countless scientists, is irresponsible.
Hat tip to Rob Davies.