British Science Journal 'Nature' SLAMS Harper Government For "Manifest Disregard For Science"
In a strongly worded editorial, entitled Science in Retreat and published in Thursday's issue, the British journal Nature wrote that while Canada's researchers consistently rank among the world's finest, the same cannot be said for the federal government's position on science and research.
“Science has long faced an uphill battle for recognition in Canada, but the slope became steeper when the Conservative government was elected in 2006,” the editorial says. Science has long faced an uphill battle for recognition in Canada, but the slope became steeper when the Conservative government was elected in 2006.
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I don't think that progressives are at all surprised by this condemnation of the Harper government. The litany of 'anti-science' based decisions that the Harper administration makes is getting longer. Examples include the recent situation with the Chalk River nuclear reactor and ongoing denial of the impact of global climate change.
Let's face it, the right wing are ideologically driven and pragmatic political policy based on facts and scientific observations are beyond their ability.