Researchers are more accustomed to writing about climate change than adapting their work to it. But as climate change impacts on the research sector become more evident, rapid adaptation is needed.
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Rickards, L., Watson, J.E.M. Research is not immune to climate change. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 180–183 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0715-2