Science journalist retires at 98 and warns of generation of Americans who suffer from a thinking 'disability’

Science journalist retires at 98 and warns of generation of Americans who suffer from a thinking 'disability’A 98-year-old US science journalist, who has finally decided to retire, has said a generation of Americans are suffering from a “major disability in what they can think about and understand”. David Perlman, who has not only won awards but had them named after him, said this was one reason why so many people refused to recognise climate change was real. Speaking to the website of the Poynter Institute, which trains the media, The San Francisco Chronicle journalist described cuts in science coverage by newspapers as “absolutely obscene”.



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