Scared Scientists portraits

Scared Scientists portraits


In his black-and-white photography series “Scared Scientists,” Nick Bowers captures a raw element not often associated with scientific knowledge. For the series, Bowers interviewed a selection of scientists in varying fields, capturing the frightened looks on their faces while they contemplated their findings. The photos are minimalist but intense, each wrinkle and crease pointing to a human unease we can all connect with.

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Shauna Murray Biological Scientist University of Technology Sydney, University of Tokyo, University of New South Wales FEAR: REACHING THE FOUR DEGREES OF WARMING

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Will Steffen Earth System Scientist University of Florida, University of Missouri, Australian National University FEAR: LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE CLIMATE SYSTEM

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Tim Flannery Mammalogist, Paleontologist University of New South Wales, Monash University, La Trobe University FEAR: DISRUPTION OF GLOBAL CIVILISATION

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Sarah Perkins Extreme weather researcher University of New South Wales FEAR: INCREASE IN EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS

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Peter Macreadie Marine Ecologist University of Technology Sydney, Deakin University FEAR: GLOBAL CATASTROPHE

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Penelope Ajani Biological Scientist University of Macquarie, Sydney FEAR: UNKNOWN REPERCUSSIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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Matthew England Oceanographer, Climate scientist, University of NSW, Sydney FEAR: CLIMATE INDUCED GLOBAL CONFLICT

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Lesley Hughes Ecologist, Macquarie University, Sydney FEAR: SPECIES EXTINCTION

via Huffington Post


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