Thought for the month

“You know," said Arthur, "it's at times like this, when I'm trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I'd listened to what my mother told me when I was young." "Why, what did she tell you?" "I don't know, I didn't listen.” From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Author (1952-2001)

Monday, 15 November 2021

North and South 
Analysis of the backgrounds of over 1,000 authors involved in the 100 most cited climate change research papers from 2016-2020 found that 90% of these scientists were affiliated with academic institutions from North America, Europe or Australia. Fewer than 1% of the authors were based in Africa, while only 12 of the papers had a female lead researcher. The worry being that this lack of diversity creates blind spots to the needs of some of the most vulnerable people to climate change.

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