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Follow The Science

A mantra recited often since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak is “follow the science.”

Sadly, science has become politicized like nearly everything else these days, and the exhortation to follow it with religious fervor is now often paired with the recommendation to make those who question the “experts” pay a price for doing so.

I’ve been actively involved in meteorology and other earth sciences for most of my life. That qualifies me to speak about matters relating to those sciences, but I shun the title “expert” because it’s now largely meaningless.

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