‘Science works best in times of crisis’: Chief Scientist eyes key challenges

March 18th, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald, Other, 17/03/2021
Governments should trust science to deliver the answers on pressing problems such as food security, climate change and energy in the same way they have with the development of the COVID vaccine, says Australia’s new chief scientist Cathy Foley. “History tells us that science works best when there is a sense of urgency, a crisis such as wartime or a pandemic. […] Dr Foley was appointed the ninth Chief Scientist in January, following a 36-year career specialising in physics at the CSIRO, including the last two as its chief scientist.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/science-works-best-in-times-of-crisis-chief-scientist-eyes-key-challenges-20210317-p57bfs.html