This is so ridiculous I just have to laugh.
It seemed entirely harmless: the creation of an honorary and unpaid position of science laureate of the United States to travel around the country and inspire children to be future scientists.
But Republicans in Congress last week quashed the initiative, which had gained rare bipartisan support, on the grounds that a science laureate might support action on climate change.
Republicans block science laureate vote over climate change stance fear | theguardian.com
Conservative lobbyist told Congress members the new science ambassador would echo Obama on greenhouse gas regulations
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