Graham Taylor In mid-June of 2021, weather forecasters in the Pacific Northwest saw an extraordinary area of high pressure build in the upper atmosphere weeks out in weather models. Given the decaying accuracy of weather models more than a week or so in the future, this potentially record breaking feature was assumed to be part … Continue reading What do climate models tell us about the future of ridges over the pacific northwest?
There’s a lot to enjoy about academia, but grad programs and careers in research can also be stressful. Grad students, for example, are six times as likely to experience depression and anxiety compared to the general population, in a study conducted pre-pandemic. These levels were higher among women for anxiety (43% of women, 34% of … Continue reading Is mindfulness the answer?
by Ashley Booth This post was originally posted on the EnviroBites blog. The author has given us permission to repost it here. It’s easy enough to figure out what the weather will be like these days. You simply open an app on your phone and there it is. A decent prediction of rain, wind, and … Continue reading Trees, Tempests, and Time: What trees can tell us about weather in the past
This post was partially guided by a Slack Chat that took place Monday, 1/24/22 in the Slack space of another early career science group, the Early Career Ecology section of ESA. I hosted the chat with a colleague and we fielded questions about coping with ADHD as researchers. This is more or less the condensed … Continue reading Navigating Academia and Beyond with ADHD
NOV. 5, 2020 by CLAY TUCKER and JILL TREPANIER “It was over in less than two and a half hours,” our neighbor Bob explained about his experience with Hurricane Zeta on October 28, 2020. Bob is a rarity: a permanent resident in the small unincorporated coastal town of Cocodrie, Louisiana. Though the nearest post office … Continue reading The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season in Perspective
DEC. 13, 2018 THE EDITORIAL BOARD [MICHELLE STAUDINGER, ADRIENNE WOOTTEN, MEAGHAN GUCKIAN, EZRA MARKOWITZ, CLAY TUCKER, ELSITA KIEKEBUSCH, TONI KLEMM, LINDSEY MIDDLETON, CAIT ROTTLER] Photo credit: Interesting Pennsylvania and Beyond. In 2012, a group of bright- eyed students and post-docs gathered at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Blue River, Oregon, to learn about climate change, … Continue reading The Future is Waiting, Just Around the Riverbend
JULY 16, 2018 - MONICA HARVEY Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform. Photo: Natural Resources Canada I started my career in a technical field completing a Bachelor of Science in Honours Chemistry with a focus on environmental chemistry and a final year thesis in atmospheric chemistry. After working at an environmental consulting company, I returned to school … Continue reading The Power of Policy: A Canadian Perspective
MAY 1, 2017 ADRIENNE WOOTTEN Looking back over the last ~10 years, it’s been a joy to be a scientist. I get to explore questions of interest to me and help climate science be useable. Scientific communities are critical to society, so it’s important that they be trusted. It’s an interesting time to be involved in … Continue reading Confessions of a Conservative Climatologist
MAR 6, 2017 NIGEL GOLDEN Photo credit: http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Khan_Noonien_Singh Many of us have taken up the noble cause of communicating our science to nonscientists. Casting ourselves as the heroes, it’s important to remember, however, that even the best of intentions sometimes have a way of resulting in unintended consequences. In the original Star Trek, a young Captain Kirk … Continue reading Climate and Communication: Takeaways from the Alan Alda Communication Center Workshop
DEC 5, 2016 ETHAN COFFEL Most early career climate scientists, myself included, entered the field during the years of the Obama Administration. Climate science was officially respected and encouraged, and we saw the U.S. take a leading role in negotiating the Paris Accord and back up its talk by substantially reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. These policies are … Continue reading Climate Science in the Trump Years