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I was recently accused of doing “partisan” science by the leader of a large right-wing Swiss political party, so this is going to be a few thoughts about academia, having open political positions and Switzerland. Grab a cuppa.
Planet Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in just 23 years.
The balance between political judgements and scientific knowledge is a delicate one to negotiate.
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.
On why Number 10’s science must be thoroughly scrutinised, questioned, checked, and tested before it becomes official, and why without an open and transparent debate, the government is demanding blind faith from an entire nation.
The pioneering African-American “computer” has died aged 101. It is stories like Katherine Johnson’s that need to be told.