Politicization kills conversation

When the quest for truth slams into self-interest (in terms of professional
advancement or job security) or partisan loyalty, it’s likely to be bad
news for the former. Such is the sad state today when it comes to climate science.
A climate of finger pointing and name calling is stifling serious conversation.
“Whether the pitcher hits the stone, or the stone hits the pitcher, it’s going
to be bad for the pitcher.”

—Sancho Panza, Man from La Mancha (Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes)