• Question: do you believe that science should look to be greener during experiments and research and in the outside world ?

    Asked by Rob Schultz to Angeline, Catherine, Luke, Philip, Shona on 17 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Shona Whittam

      Shona Whittam answered on 17 Mar 2015:

      In terms of saving energy science should be as green as reasonably possible. But, in my opinion, some pro-environment organisations can be very anti-science.
      Greenpeace argued in court to ban stem cell research on human embryos which had the potential to save lives. They are also opposed to nuclear energy and were forced to retract an anti-nuclear advert because their ‘facts’ were wrong. They oppose all forms of genetically modified crops including crops created to cure chronic vitamin deficiencies.

    • Photo: Angeline Burrell

      Angeline Burrell answered on 17 Mar 2015:

      I think that everyone, regardless of their occupation, should seek to be as green as possible. Of course, improvements in energy efficiency or animal welfare need to be balanced against scientific and medical advances, since short term cost can lead to long term gain. A lot of science is already very efficient, though, just to try and save money!

    • Photo: Philip Moriarty

      Philip Moriarty answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      Great answers from Shona and Angeline — I really can’t add anything else!