You will discover that it was Bush I that started the rampage
described by Olivia Johnson -
Bill Evans was Administrator of NOAA - and gave up when GHBush and
team simply ignored
the EXXON Valdeze disaster - while many were ready within hours to go
in and minimize the mess.
All described clearly in this 'Lecture' on Politics Vs Science -
Within a few years, by 1991, the End of The Cold War - and ONR was
and a few Senior Senators started stealing any funds to build their
state's institutions -
Trent Lott was the worst, with hawaii and Alaska not far behind...
No recovery within the empirical ocean sciences since.
I am not sure things will improve - as there are fewer education
actually teach, rather than preach - and Hypothesis Testing (Facts Vs
Hyppotheses) is gone.
Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study
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"The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses
to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, scepticism
is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin."
Thomas H. Huxley