Science Is Under Siege

Science is “under siege,” top academics and educators were warned repeatedly at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting “as they were urged to better communicate their work to the public,” reports the AFP. Scientific solutions are needed to solve global crises — from food and water shortages to environmental destruction — “but the public now does not understand science,” leading US climate change expert and NASA scientist James Hansen told the meeting. “We have a planetary emergency, and very few people recognize that.”

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