Silence of the Labs

This headline alone is irresistable.  Unfortunately, the chuckling dies down quickly after silence of the lambsthe first few scenes of this CBC report on government funding cuts in the sciences and their impacts on human health and the environment.

Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers and has drastically cut or ended programs that monitored smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change. Now some scientists have become unlikely radicals, denouncing what they call is a politically-driven war on knowledge.”

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