Head of Marine Scotland Science inspires next generation

September 15, 2016 by 1 Comment | Category Collaborations, Marine Directorate Science

Professor Colin MoffatLast week, Professor Colin Moffat urged graduates from the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS UHI) to help convey key public messages about climate change, as they begin their research careers.

Prof Colin Moffat was guest speaker at the SAMS graduation ceremony when 12 BSc marine science students and seven PhD students from the Dunstaffnage institute gained their awards.

Following his inspirational speech, in which he spoke passionately about the importance of marine science in helping us understand a fast-changing climate, Prof Moffat said:

“We can’t manage the environment; we can only manage people and human activity. These graduates will have to help people understand that we can’t go on as we are. It is predicted that by 2050 nearly every seabird will have plastic in its stomach. That’s not acceptable. What do we do now to make sure that doesn’t happen? To make these changes and to take people with us we need evidence and we need the scientists to deliver.”

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  • Concenred Cleaner in Crewe says:

    As the global population grows it puts pressure on the Earth’s environment.
    Environmental pollution is growing year by year and we are responsible for this. So it is our duty to control the pollution.

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