Unfortunately, some misuse science. Some of their intentions, are far from benevolent. They see science as a mechanism for political power and control. There is great danger from those who would use science for political control over us.
How do they do this? They instill, and then continuously magnify, fear. Fear is the most effective instrument of totalitarian control.
Saturday, 26 January 2019
There it is, on the left, the 'Green-Reaper'.
Eric Boehm describes it all very neatly in his article on the Reason site two days ago:
The Green Reaper costume cost about $5,000 to manufacture, but the documents provided to Muckrock don't give a full accounting of how much time public employees spent brainstorming and designing it. Regardless, the government liked the design so much that Dawn Starett, the program manager who invented the Green Reaper, won a 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award from the NNSA for it.
Hat-tip: Glenn Reynolds who provided this link to a piece by Ann Althouse:
Details of the FOIA request that uncovered this 'piece of work' are here: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/united-states-of-america-10/green-reaper-53571/
Note added 25 Mar 2019. A video highlighting the Green Reaper, and going to look at climate anxieties, and climate scare propaganda aimed at children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsXIxk5fBfo