Change is possible

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I don’t know about you, but I personally struggle with finding sense in the contemporary world in the face of climate change, but also in general, in the face of the contemporary world. I’m a scientist, a hydro-climatologist. I work with climate data. I read scientific papers. I know Clausius-Clapeyron equation. I know the planet… Read more »

Talking past each other

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I might be tempted to restate the title as “Hierarchical confusions in intellectual debate” – but then I’ll be accused (again) of using big words. However, it is my experience that as climate science engages more across communities and disciplines, increasingly the conversations initially miss their targets, and finding convergence requires iteration.   In my dialogues… Read more »

His brow furrowed, as if he’d just been listening to his own voice and hadn’t understood it.*

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(*T Pratchett)  The subtitle to this blog is: “Is it time to panic yet?” Following COP21 in Paris the world seems to be frantically pushing for climate change actions.  In CSAG we talk about it; we have arguments about whether scientists should engage in activism, or if we are putting too much of our research… Read more »

Have more conversations

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The email discussion recorded below ensued after a link was shared which spoke about “20 things YOU can do to address the climate crisis“.  Read that article first! This conversation is a valuable starting point to thinking about what you can do … have more conversations! [Edited to remove too many personal aspersions, and spell… Read more »

Triggered

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This post was triggered by the thought of a cold shower. I react to triggers. I guess we all do. I saw a vlog about someone with Trichotillomania who was negatively triggered by the new Doctor Who (whereas Doctor Who should, of course, trigger lots of positive reactions)! Not long after this I was in… Read more »