Not the first time in history political power has tried to bury the results of scientific research but scientists will also fight. This happens in North Korea, China and until 1991 in the former USSR. Totalitarian regimes require the control of information, suppress debate and hate the notion of opposition. The worst fears about the new US Administration are being realized. Wye College was a centre of excellence on the science of sustainable agriculture, we owe status as an AONB to scientists who worked there – some are still among us and we cannot thank them enough. One of WyeWeb’s missions is to fight for the cause of press freedom another is to extol the harmony of the natural world.
Knowledge is power, and the new Republican president, Donal John Trump, doesn’t want you to have that power. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss the issue.