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The American Association for the Advancement of Science applauded President Donald Trump for signing into law a $1.3 trillion fiscal 2018 spending measure on Friday that delivers significant increases for science.
Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on spending measure before a midnight deadline marks another setback for the nation’s scientific enterprise.
The FY 2016 budget resolution makes clear the differing priorities between the parties.

Why is it that so many citizens and policymakers around the world remain unconcerned about global challenges like climate change, water scarcity, polluted oceans, genetic engineering, and the spread of infectious disease?