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Climate crisis refutes purpose of Large Hadron Collider

The most brilliant minds should be directed to solving Earth's greatest challenges, such as climate change, says Sir David King. The former UK chief scientist used his presidential address at the BA Science Festival to call for a gear-change among innovative thinkers. He suggested that less time and money be spent on endeavours such as space exploration and particle physics. He said population growth and poverty in Africa also demanded attention. "The challenges of the 21st Century are qualitatively different from anything that we've had to face up to before," he told reporters before the opening of the festival, which is being held this year in Liverpool. "This requires a re-think of priorities in science and technology and a redrawing of our society's inner attitudes towards science and technology."
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Climate crisis' needs brain gain

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