Eric, you have this all wrong. Science has never been political, not before Al Gore, anyway. Science is supposed to be impartial, and not care what politicians think. Science is about hypothesis and testing, not about politics or protest. Most protesters are motivated by the very opposite of science; anger, hatred and deranged anti-establishment socialist revolutionary creeds. Clearly you are a Socialist first, a Journalist second and a Scientist a distant third. And this article is a great example of a story conflated out of nothing: Fake News, in other words.