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On April 22, scientists from around the world will mark Earth Day by participating in an unprecedented "March for Science"."Post-truth" describes well a year in which disregard for facts became a pervasive feature in world politics.Earlier warnings, such as Ralph Keyes' 2004 book "The Post-Truth Era: Dishonesty and Deception in Contemporary Life," attracted little attention from the science community. That's because we'd heard it all before; "post-truth" responses to "objective facts" are as old as science itself.When published findings are based on falsified data or deliberately misleading conclusions, the credibility of every scientist suffers.Simply put, a higher level of science literacy among the public, the media and especially among policymakers is essential to recognizing and rejecting unreasoned attempts to discredit science and scientists.To defeat the post-truth threat, that temper is needed now more than ever.
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