In Chris Mooney’s just released book: “The Republican War on Science” Chris confronts the issues that we as Americans have been asking about for the last few years when it comes to policy, science and it’s effect on our lives and futures. Many of these scientific policies are specific to right wing agenda that has currently enjoyed the promotion of it’s ideology through the Bush administration. In a clear and concise manner, Chris points out not only the sources, facts and history of this movement, but he also directs us in our ability to address this dire situation. To get a feel for Chris and his book, along with several articles he has written please visit his site: Chris Mooney.
It is also recommend to visit with Terri Gross at her “Fresh Air” site with NPR. You will find a fascinating interview and exchange between Terri and Chris as they discuss his book and the complex to everyday issues it entails. The show was aired on Thursday, September the 15th of this year…the audio is avaliable here.
The point I would very much like to drive home is the fact that we as progressives need to support and promote articulate writers within our respective element. One of the reason’s the right has so much success in getting their message out concerning this issue, is the fact that they promote their messengers. So, we must counter this effort of disinformation by direct confrontation with applied truth, logic and the vetted methodology that has been developed and relied on for so many years particular to the scientific community. Chris certainly has made the connection with this book, so I ask you to patronize this work, and please network this with your friends and everyone you know within the scientific community .