This climate change contrarian gives us an important reminder about science in general
Cliches, however shopworn, can retain their usefulness provided they continue to describe their object with some accuracy. One cliche that has lost almost all value is “speaking truth to power.” These days, it almost invariably is attached not to an act of genuine courage but to its opposite, the spouting of some politically favored bromide. The speaker runs no risk of negative consequences from any power, individual or institutional; on the contrary, lavish praise and short-term celebrity are assured.
Originally published: October 12, 2021
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post