With a not-so-far-off future looming with dire threats — water shortage, superstorms, food scarcity, stronger earthquakes, rise of ocean levels, species extinctions, etc. — humanity is left to wonder who will save us all.
Well,it’s a pretty sure thing it won’t be politicians, Wall Street, liberals or conservatives. The one group who can give this planet a fighting chance are — scientists.
It’s going to take those people who can conduct the research, extrapolate the findings, create a solution and communicate to the rest of us what must be done who will be the true saviors of our planet.
Unfortunately, that’s only half the battle. Governments must learn to listen to their scientists to formulate policy that will create the solutions that are possible. There are still regions in the world where scientists don’t know of comparable research being conducted and aren’t given their due respect. One of those places is Latin America.
To help young scientists in that region, the World Association of Young Scientists, WAYS, recently announced they would launch a Latin American network in April 2014.