The Union of Concerned Scientists uses a bit of humor to attack the growing problem of government attacks on scientific integrity. They’ve assembled a list of outrages – in case you’ve lost track of some of them – and instead of listing them all in an endlessly scrolling page they’re mapped out on a periodic table of sorts.
Hover over a symbol for the headline; click for the full story. And since they’re scientists, you can rest assured that the writeups are aggressively footnoted.
Delivering another refreshing blast of humor at the problem, the Union sponsored a cartoon contest poking fun at the sorry state of government-science interactions. You can buy a calendar of the top 12 funniest cartoons here. My favorite punchline: “And if you run the film backwards you can see it contains a hidden message: the glaciers are actually getting larger.”