Today, July 8th, we celebrate National Science Day and all scientific researchers. It is a fitting tribute to their critical role for development.
But today, the tribute is not just for their outstanding scientific achievements and contributions for the development of Brazil, but also is a tribute to the importance of diversity, inclusion, and a functioning body politic.
In the current context, the Brazilian scientific community, beyond its typical activities, continues its fight against misinformation, resource cuts, and the social devaluation of science. Therefore, many scientists have gone public, through social networks, producing content to inform and educate society.
In Environmental Sciences, this is no different. In addition to producing knowledge about the various aspects of sustainable development, there is a constant effort to enrich public discourse about the importance of the environment, the consequences of negative impacts, and about the continuous need to seek a balance among the various activities of society in the broadest sense, especially as it concerns the maintenance of the ecosystems upon which society depends.
Therefore, this year's tribute is not just to the scientist who lives in each and every one of us and the science developed by our community, but also for those who fight for diversity, citizenship, inclusion, and democratization of knowledge through their expertise and activities.
Congratulations to each and every one who contributes to making RBCIAMB a reputable scientific journal in the Environmental Sciences.
Prof. Valdir FernandesRead more about Tribute: National Science Day