“So long as I know it not, it hurteth mee not.”
I like the original proverb, by G. Pettie in 1576 than today’s version, “What I don’t know can’t hurt me.” Unfortunately, what we don’t know, does hurt us. From our ignorance we just don’t know the best way to respond to problems.
The Environmental Protection Agency cancelled the participation of three of their scientists in the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program’s workshop. One scientist was prohibited from giving a keynote address at the workshop. The other two scientists removed from the program were to speak about “The Present and Future Biological Implications of Climate Change.”
Even Fox Business News reported the story:
An estuary is where fresh outflows come in contact with the salt water from bays or oceans. They are particular sensitive ecosystems. Fresh water inflows may contain contaminants harmful to the more saline water in the estuary and depend on plants and other material to act as to keep the ecosystem in balance. See link:
EPA Director Scott Pruitt clearly put politics ahead of science. Climate change is harmful to estuaries. See link below:
Fortunately, NOAA is under the US Department of Commerce, out of the reach of Pruitt.