quote from AP:
"He was the keeper of Mount Merapi, an 83-year-old man entrusted to watch over the volcano's spirits, believing it could be appeased by offerings of rice, chickens and flowers. When the eruption came, Maridjan was among those who died, along with dozens of villagers who believed him, not seismologists or government officials. .... Maridjan was believed by many to have the ability to speak directly to the volcano, and fellow villagers considered him a hero, trusting his word over local authorities when it came to determining danger levels."
Do you see any parallels with some GOP tirades against climate scientists?