Science provides insights. Science provides knowledge. Science provides solutions. Science saves -- and improves -- lives.
Unfortunately, science has been under attack, often for ideological reasons, often at the behest of major donors of Republican Party and the right wing (to obfuscate the damages caused by the fossil fuel industry, to block research on gun violence statistics, etc.) beginning in 1980 and escalating dramatically ever since.
The current administration has gone even further, firing or “reassigning” scientists, especially at the EPA.
Unfettered scientific research has made our air cleaner, our water purer.
Many of these gains go back to the idealistic days of the 1960s, which led us to become the first country to land on the moon.
We need to return to the days of unbiased, unobstructed science.