Climate Scientist AND Advocate
It is possible – even desirable – for environmental scientists to advocate for ecological systems. Indeed, it would be immoral to be studying biological systems, which clearly demonstrate the demise of the Planet, and not take actions in her defense. Too many biologists accumulate knowledge about some plant or another, without taking up the power of the pen to defend their and our habitats.
Putting Some Heat on Bush (washingtonpost.com)
In his worn navy windbreaker, 63-year-old climatologist James E. Hansen looks more like the Iowa farm native that he is than a rebel — but he's both… But Hansen said that scientists know enough to conclude we have reached this danger point and that their efforts to get the word out are being blocked by the administration. “In my more than three decades in government, I have never seen anything approaching the degree to which information flow from scientists to the public has been screened and controlled as it has now,” Hansen said. He added that although the administration wants to wait 10 years to evaluate climate change, “delay of another decade, I argue, is a colossal risk.”