Chris on NPR: Impact of Sequestration on Science
This morning, Chris was interviewed by NPR Science & Environment reporter, Heather Goldstone, about the impact of the sequester on funding for science and research.
Chris estimates the size of cuts will be in the multi-billions and will hit the sciences hard. Exacerbating the cuts' impact is the nature of in-field research, which can't simply be reactivated at the turn of a switch at some future date. Once terminated, it can take years to get field conditions, test subject populations, etc back to where they are now — and at much greater expense than if support was left unchanged now.
Click here to listen to the interview.