Climate change researchers from Africa are being left out

Two of Africa’s leading leading scientists are leaving the continent as a result of a growing perception that climate change is changing the continent’s perception of where their research is needed. It is a…

Climate change researchers from Africa are being left out

Two of Africa’s leading leading scientists are leaving the continent as a result of a growing perception that climate change is changing the continent’s perception of where their research is needed.

It is a perception that is already changing, however. The U.S. State Department states that development partners and government have made climate change a priority. The World Bank states that the quality of science and the lifespan of research are being extended.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

“Before, it seemed as if the preeminence of Africans in climate research was simply based on geography,” Simon Bertrand wrote in Nature Africa, referring to the fact that Africans have more climate data due to less arable land. “But today I believe the fundamental rationale behind this relationship is melting away. Africa’s political influence in all areas of science is rapidly rising in tandem with the increasingly professional reputation of Africans on the global stage.”

In recent years, wealthy nations have also been providing financial support to universities that conduct research on major climate issues. A few scientists have risen to fame on the international stage because of their research.

Chief among these scientists are Hans Joachim Schellnhuber of Germany and Stansil Tourneul of Switzerland. These two have been one of the world’s leading researchers. After being at the forefront of the climate discussions for almost 30 years, Schellnhuber has been recognized for the “quantum leap” he has made in the management of climate change. Tourneul is an amazing proponent of new approaches to fighting the earth’s most pressing issues. He has regularly been named one of the top ten people working on climate change.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Comment