The other night, I watched the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up. The plot involves an astronomer and his student who go on a media tour to tell everyone that a comet is scheduled to hit and destroy the planet in six months. (Warning: I’m going to give away the ending.) Is it a shooting star or death from above? (Photo by Jacob Dyer, Unsplash) In the movie, a significant number of people don’t believe the science is accurate. Various scientists at prestigious institutions challenge the astronomers’ conclusions. Elected leaders avoid dealing with the threat and instead argue over culture war
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