The warmism-loving Economist opines:
Americans’ inclination to spurn scientific consensus and be unreasonably suspicious of research, more than a gap in enthusiasm, will make it tough to get kids interested in science. The science laureate bill may eventually make it back to the House floor. Squaring it with a politics that insists on the validity of scientific viewpoints inconsistent with rigorously reviewed, well-accepted research is another matter. Even if someone emerges to extol the virtues of science to American schoolchildren, it will be hard to hear him above the echoes of doubt.