Just in case you weren’t convinced by yesterday’s post that the shutdown, following on a sequester and a recession, is doing some real damage to this nation’s scientists, science, and future, here is another link for you.
Jonathan Lilly is a oceanographer, a senior research scientist at NorthWest Research Associates in Redmond, Washington, and I can vouch that he is a first-rate scientist and an excellent blogger. He writes in an article entitled
about a wide range of damaging problems affecting this field of study. What’s nice about this post, compared to my own general one from yesterday, is that he has a lot of specific detail.
Here are some other links, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the impact: