Trees, Tempests, and Time: What trees can tell us about weather in the past

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

The Future is Waiting, Just Around the Riverbend

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

The Power of Policy: A Canadian Perspective

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

Confessions of a Conservative Climatologist

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

Climate and Communication: Takeaways from the Alan Alda Communication Center Workshop

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

Climate Science in the Trump Years

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

Adaptive Science Communication: An Approach to an Uncertain Communication Environment

 JUL 9, 2015     KRISTIN TIMM This post originally appeared on March 22, 2013 and is part of our throw-back series. I recently tuned in to a video archive of a virtual journal discussion on the science of science communication. During the video, one of the leading researchers in science communication, Dietram Scheufele, suggested that working in this field … Continue reading Adaptive Science Communication: An Approach to an Uncertain Communication Environment