Why the geosciences are the least diverse of all the sciences

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Geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy make up the earth sciences. Seismologist Lucy Jones says the field lacks diversity when it comes to researchers. Photo by Pixabay.

Amid the recent protests against police violence in LA, seismologist Lucy Jones recently tweeted, “Geoscientists: We are one of the least diverse scientific disciplines. Call for a Robust Anti-Racism Plan for The Geosciences.” She joins Greater LA to talk about racism in the sciences. 

“If you’ve got the door miles from where the nearest bus stop is, and those who can’t afford a car have to walk, then you’re dealing with systemic racism,” she says. 

Jones also talks about the recent medium-sized quakes that have happened in Southern California. 

Credits

Guest:
Lucy Jones - Dr. Lucy Jones Center - @DrLucyJones

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Rebecca Mooney