Scientists urged to push harder for funding



“Earth scientists have not been eloquent, or even coherent, and certainly have not been effective” in presenting their case for federal funding of vitally important research, according to Don L. Anderson, director of the Seismological Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology and future President-Elect of AGU. Anderson was one of seven speakers from the research and government communities who addressed the topic “Geophysical Research Funding: Hard Choices, Soft Money,” at a Union session held at the 1986 AGU Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Md.