Impacts of U.S. Government Shutdown on Earth Science Teaching and Education



The federal government shutdown, apart from the impact on the U.S. economy and cancellation of some important nationally funded research, greatly affected scientists studying Earth and space science across the nation. Much coverage has highlighted how the fallout from this will influence large research projects, but the fallout goes beyond this. In particular, Earth science education involving natural hazards in the United States and in developing countries was put on hold.