June 24, 2018 - GruntVeganfeature
The analysis of Sarah Myhre, a University of California, Davis researcher, indicates that when an ocean ecosystem suffers an ecological shock — such as relatively sudden shifts in oxygen levels or temperature — it takes 10 times longer to recover than was previously believed, millennia as opposed to centuries.
But the debate over the role scientists should play in public discourse goes far beyond Myhre. It strikes at the heart of what it means to be a scientist in the age of Trump.
“It’s a place of personal heartbreak to know that, in the future, if we go down a path of unchecked climate warming, these places that are so beautiful, these organisms that are so fascinating and bizarre and alien — that those organisms and those ecosystems will not be there for my grandkids,” she concluded, clearly crestfallen.
"As the world watches the U.S. government withdraw from the Paris Agreement and extend lifelines to the coal industry, many in academia are asking: Should climate scientists be publicly advocating for climate action?"
Read the full article, A Sea Change in Science in Grist.