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Careers and the climate crisis: ‘No professorships on a dead planet’

Image: Louise Gardner/Scientists for Extinction Rebellion

An activist-scientist discusses the emergency measures open to researchers

It can be hard to know which events or facts to draw on to give a concise illustration of humanity’s perilous predicament brought about by the climate and ecological crises.

Maybe it is worth picking over very recent events. For example, a heatwave of unprecedented ferocity engulfed swathes of the Southern Hemisphere the day before this article was published—Western Australia hit 50.7°C, the highest-ever temperature for that half of the planet.

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