Environmental Scientist. Writer. Mother.

Tag: climate change


Science is a Refugee

So it’s official: the Electoral College has secured Donald Trump’s victory as the next President of the United States. Short of an underground act of rebellion, yesterday’s process went as …

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Am I an Environmental Hypochondriac?

I know that’s what you’re thinking. It would make sense, wouldn’t it? I am, after all, a somewhat anxious person. I worry more than I probably should about my kids’ ...
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Climate Change is the New Evolution

Last week, during his State of the Union Address, President Obama boldly stated, “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”  He continued, noting that 2014 …

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On the (Ab)use of Doubt

I haven’t told many people this story, but the persistence of doubt in the political arena of global climate change has my hackles raised (see Steven E. Koonin’s essay, “Climate …

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