In Texas, reality is apparently “inconsistent with current agency policy.”

It would be hysterically funny if it weren’t so darned sad, pathetic and dangerous: upon being questioned about the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s near-complete elimination of any scientific references to climate change and rising sea levels in a 200-page report on the state of Galveston Bay, a spokesperson essentially said that peer-reviewed science is “inconsistent with current agency policy.” A s a result, every one of the scientists who contributed to the report has asked that his or her name be removed from the publication.