What does the way forward look like for scientists? Should they be engaging as advocates and activists?
“I’m firmly convinced that scientists MUST speak out, demonstrate, and do anything else they can in the face of what I (and my closest colleagues) believe to be an existential threat of which Trump is but a symptom. … We need to raise a new generation of scientist advocates and activists. We also need to kill the old nonsensical idea that if scientists fulfill their citizenship responsibilities they are damaging science.”
—Paul R. Ehrlich
Gretchen Goldman, John Holdren, and Jane Lubchenco’s shared their thoughts on the topic during the recent American Association of the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston, as reported by Robyn Williams with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
What do you think? Are you a scientist who has found a constructive way to engage as an advocate and/or activist? Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the March for Science on April 22nd!