“Is it enough for a scientist simply to publish a paper? Isn’t it a responsibility of scientists, if you believe that you have found something that can affect the environment, isn’t it your responsibility to actually do something about it, enough so that action actually takes place?”
That's what Nobel prize-winning chemist F. Sherwood Rowland asked a White House climate change roundtable in 1997. He challenged scientists to speak out on environmental issues. As he said, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” Read more.