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Co-Relating Science and politics in the USA

World governments, in recent years, have shifted their focus on science and climate change and its after effects. They are spending billions of dollars into science to figure out a way to combat climate change. However, that may not be the case for the parties that run the government. Miss Kushi,  Ph.D. from Northeastern University stressed on the difference in government funding in science, based on the nature of ruling parties. She published her thoughts about the same in the Journal of Science, Policy and Governance. According to Kushi’s studies, democrats have decreased their expenditure on research and development over the past years. However, she believed the reason for lower expenditure by the democrats to be their objective of lowering expenses in the defense sector. 

 

Although there should not be a limit to money spent on RnD (Research and Development), it turns out to be a good thing for the people of the U.S. They can now choose their leaders based on their ideas and goals related to the field of science. They would want a leader who aims at securing the people’s future. Thereby, giving more money to research foundations, helping make the lives of fellow Americans easy. There was another study conducted at the Northeastern University on a similar topic. Brian Helmuth and his teammates took a different approach to identify which party was more supportive of science and research. They tracked the twitter accounts of all senators and  found out how many of them were following the research foundations. They found out that Democratic senators who followed these institutes were three times the Republicans.

 

More than 71% of Democrats believe that the earth is warming. On the other hand, only 27% of Republicans feel the same way. These differences can have bad effects on America’s people and future. There is no denying that climate change is real. Global warming is increasing every day. Plastic waste is plaguing our world. While Republicans have openly stated their views on climate change, it is the Democrats who are really concerned. 

 

Shubham Mohta