The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
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Chris Mooney is the Washington, D.C., correspondent for Seed magazine. This article is adapted from his first book, The Republican War on Science (waronscience.com), due out this September from Basic Books.
Ten years ago, congressional Republicans did away with their world-renowned scientific advisory body, the Office of Technology Assessment.
Now even some conservatives admit the time has come to bring it back.