Letter: Brazil’s New Minister of Science

Letter to the Editor, by Dirk Neyhart

Dear Editor,

A recent article in the New York Times says that Brazil has appointed a climate change skeptic to the post of Minister of Science. Not all legislators or scientists make good administrators but certainly a good administrator for science should have a substantial scientific background.

I hope this guy does not prove the embarrassment to the Communist Party that Lycenko was. The vast consensus in the scientific community is that global warming is a real threat to our current mode of existence and that human activity is largely responsible for that . . .

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