What climate science loses without enough black researchers

Vernon Morris

Sustainability scientist Vernon Morris, director and professor in ASU’s School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, recently gave a video interview for Bloomberg, where he talked about inequitable representation in academia and STEM careers, and the impact of this on climate change policies.

Science usually guides a country’s climate change policies, but there’s a problem when the decisions are made by a homogenous group and the consequences could be dire for everyone. Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu sat down with Morris, who is also the founding director of the NOAA’s Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.

Michelle Schwartz