Quality research on climate change is critical as we work together to devise solutions for a sustainable future. However, when it comes to ensuring equity, diversity, and representation in climate research, the scientific community has a reputation for falling short. Why is this, one might ask, especially considering the heightened demand for a breakdown of systemic barriers in STEM fields? It turns out parachute science is often to blame. Parachute science is a term that describes the prioritization of research and expertise by privileged professionals over equally qualified, yet significantly more marginalized, women, BIPOC, and frontline researchers from the Global South.
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