If scientists can’t be bothered to reduce their carbon footprints, why should anyone bother?
The failure of the scientific community to address global warming is inexcusable. Scientific societies could reduce the carbon footprints of their annual meetings by having meetings every other year, with local meetings in the off years. All conferences should be evaluated for carbon footprint, with the goal of eliminating conferences in exotic locations that maximize emissions. The NIH should reform their review process by having smaller study sections that meet remotely.
Now is the time to start, not when much of Florida has been destroyed and we have millions of climate refugees with no place to go.
My lab studies control of cell growth and size.