Scientists in the U.S. and from around the world are weighing in on Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the most powerful country on earth:
Trump will be the first anti-science president we have ever had . . . The consequences are going to be very, very severe.
I am simply stunned. . . Trump’s election does not bode well for science or most anything else of value.
Neal Lane, a Democrat who led the National Science Foundation and served as White House science adviser under President Bill Clinton, now a physicist and university professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas:
It’s going to be critically important for researchers to stand up for science.
Jennifer Zeitzer, director of legislative Relations at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology in Bethesda, Maryland:
I do breast cancer research for my PhD . . . Scared not only for my future but for the future of research and next years @NIH budget.
Sarah Hengel, a graduate student at the University of Iowa in Iowa City:
This is terrifying for science, research, education, and the future of our planet . . . I guess it’s time for me to go back to Europe.
María Escudero Escribano, a postdoc studying electrochemistry and sustainable energy at Stanford University in California: