With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage
The U.S. government shutdown may be over, but J. Marshall Shepherd, president of the American Meteorological Society, says American science has suffered a lasting blow. He says the shutdown has delayed potentially life-saving research, weakened our international credibility, and signaled to youth that government science may not be a wise career option.
J. Marshall Shepherd is host of Weather Geeks and director of the Program in Atmospheric Sciences at University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
Sridhar Anandakrishnan is a professor in the department of geosciences at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.