In an editorial from its November issue, Scientific American's editors are calling out Donald Trump for what they're calling his "shockingly ignorant" views on science, adding that his "disregard for science is alarming in a candidate for high office."
Trump has said many things about many issues in his campaign for the White House, including science and health. However, the SciAm editors write, almost none of what he's said has mentioned the importance of science in growing the economy, keeping the US secure, or even in keeping people healthy.
The editorial offers a selection of tweets Trump has put out over the years about various science-related issues, from climate change to Ebola. Tweets such as, "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," and, "Global warming is based on faulty science and manipulated data which is proven by the emails that were leaked."
Trump has also tweeted about the debunked vaccines-autism connection, saying, "I've seen people where they have a perfectly healthy child, and they go for the vaccinations, and a month later the child is no longer healthy," and, "Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes — AUTISM. Many such cases!"
The Republican nominee for president has also tweeted that fracking poses no health risks, that wind farms are bad for people's health, and that environmentally friendly lightbulbs cause cancer.