I’m not big on global warming. I believe the issue may be absolutely real, but since it is surrounded by fear and hype, it is difficult to tell how real and immediate this threat actually is.
I’m leaning toward “this is a real and immediate threat.” And in this case, Pascal’s Wager is a good philisophical model to apply; doing something about it certainly can’t hurt.
But what certainly does hurt, is the government’s attempts to censor the issue.
I could list off a few other governments in history who pressured their scientists into avoiding topics, or penalize them for using certain phrases, but comparing this administration to those infamous regimes would seem like “fighting words.”
The comparison would not be pretty.
How can this administration justify these actions?