Thirteen Climate Atlases Shrug, Departing for France

The flight, because of Trump, of our most precious resource: human brain capital. (Mind wells are far more valuable than oil wells.) Trump has inspired a brain drain of no less than thirteen climate researchers to France. This recalls Einstein’s early exit from Nazi Germany in 1933: he could discern the direction of the political winds from Hitler’s rise to power. It’s what happens when the Anglo-French Enlightenment comes under assault by anti-Enlightenment, despotic know-nothings: the practitioners of reason at the highest levels emigrate to greener pastures. Atlases shrug.

https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-this-us-climate-scientist-is-leaving-trump-america-for-france-sanderson

 

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About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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