It was, I suppose, inevitable that we would reach this point.
As an endeavour, Environmental Science is surely the prime example of the term ‘multidisciplinary’.
On the 6th of August 1945 the World’s eyes were violently opened to the reality of nuclear war. As ‘little boy’ – an American uranium-gun type warhead – detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima the fear of future nuclear war became imprinted on the psyche of humanity.
Is science boring? Last month, I became involved in a discussion on Twitter as to whether that statement was true. In some cases it is – experimental work isn’t all about mixing chemicals to make explosions, or smashing atoms together in a particle accelerator. It can be monotonous, repetitive and downright dull – but it’s a means to an end with an outcome hopefully more interesting than the journey.