If you live in the United States, the I probably don’t need to tell you about the fiscal cliff. It’s bad news for a lot of people. It’s really bad news for science. I previously wrote specifically about the state of funding in astronomy, and that is even BEFORE the fiscal cliff takes a bite out of the budget.
Take a moment away from wrapping your holiday gifts this year and sign a petition. Write your Congresscritter. Make your voice heard in the final push to avoid sequestration. Here’s my super short and simple message to my representatives and senators:
Support an agreement that will prevent budget sequestration, aka the “fiscal cliff.” Many important programs will suffer, jobs will be lost, and science research will be stifled if this is allowed to happen. Thank you.
Thanks, and see you in the New Year!