Science In For A Rough Ride in USA?
:: As suggested in a post to CHMINF-L, "It might be a good idea to circulate this to other librarians with interests in the sciences." An article in Wired News suggests that the scientific community is expecting four more years of confrontation with the Bush administration. Article excerpts below list the major concerns of scientists:
Global Climate Change - Many scientists expect the White House to continue to disregard mounting evidence that human activity is contributing to climate change. And the administration is expected to continue to weaken regulations on polluting industries.
Renewable-Energy Research - President Bush has stated that his administration's goal is to make the United States "much less dependent on foreign sources of energy." But if the next four years are anything like the past four, his administration will continue to trim government involvement in renewable-energy projects while strongly encouraging research that favor the fossil-fuel industry.
Science Education - Science educators are bracing for another four years of fighting against anti-evolution crusaders who want to teach alternate theories of the origin of life, confusing students.