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Patrick T. Brown on Climate Science as Cassandra

Patrick T. Brown, "I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Published" at The Free Press (September 5, 2023).

To put it bluntly, climate science has become less about understanding the complexities of the world and more about serving as a kind of Cassandra, urgently warning the public about the dangers of climate change. However understandable this instinct may be, it distorts a great deal of climate science research, misinforms the public, and most importantly, makes practical solutions more difficult to achieve.