The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which should be an organization whose north star is science, is censoring information about climate change on its public facing website:Climate change is real. It occurs naturally, but it’s rapid acceleration over the past century-plus is due to human activity. There’s no “scientific debate” to be had here.
We can, and should, legitimately debate the adaptation and mitigation paths before us. But debating the scientific basis of the climate change observations we have made is both shortsighted and simpleminded.
This is not normal.
It’s Tuesday, the 3rd of January, in the year 2017.