Washington Post interviews Gill about climate ‘doomers’
In an article about climate “doomers,” the Washington Post spoke to Jaquelyn Gill, associate professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the School of Biology and Ecology and Climate Change Institute. Gill told the Washington Post that in 2018 she started hearing different sorts of questions when she spoke at panels or did events online. “I started getting emails from people saying: ‘I’m a young person. Is there even a point in going to college? Will I ever be able to grow up and have kids?’… If you try to push back on this in any way, you get accused of minimizing the climate crisis. I’ve been accused of being a shill for the fossil fuel industry,” Gill said.