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In May, I read a Nature Careers article about the flight-intensive culture in climate science. This piece described how changing air-travel habits is a challenge, particularly for early-career climate scientists, because attending international conferences and workshops is considered to be essential for career development and academic growth. With climate scientists spread across the globe, exchanging ideas, sharing research and building community cohesion are deemed crucial. Nonetheless, the author suggested some tips for climate scientists to reduce their air travel.
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