A Handbook for Separating Truth From ‘Alternative Facts’ - Pacific Standard
When protesters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue two weeks ago, they had one major goal in mind: bringing attention to President Donald Trump’s climate policies. After the president called climate change a “hoax” on the campaign trail, and retracted Barack Obama-era climate change measures in his first few months in office, scientists and citizens alike have cried foul. So some celebrated his first 100 days as president by screaming at the White House and holding up signs bearing sayings like “Don’t be a fossil fool,” and “The seas are rising and so are we.”
Among those marching was science journalist Dave Levitan. Levitan wrote Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science before our current president became president, but despite his absence on the page, it’s hard to read through the book without Trump’s administration close in mind.