This is our last column for 2020. What a year it's been! As if things weren't bad enough on the environmental front -- record-breaking global temperature increases, the U.S. backtracking on ecological protections and policies and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, a worsening biodiversity crisis and more -- the world was hit with a devastating pandemic. We've been brought to a tipping point.
A common thread through it all is the dangerous politicization, and often outright dismissal, of science.