30 minutes | Nov 22, 2020

Episode #10. What does it feel like to be a climate scientist at the end of 2020?

For the last episode of Season One, U.S. climate scientist Kim Nicholas gives a brief on the latest research, and whether or not we can be hopeful about 2021. She has a new book coming out soon about climate change called “Under the Sky We Make” which everyone should read.This is a very special conversation in which Kim talks openly about something we don’t often hear about in the news.Thanks to Greta, more and more people are listening to the science. But have you wondered about the emotional impact that doing the science has on the scientists themselves?In fact, many climate scientists suffer from feelings of frustration and helplessness that they can't stop the increase in emissions. Many are driven to take action outside the lab by joining protest marches, giving public talks, talking to the media and to politicians.So this is a behind the scenes peek at what it feels like to be climate scientist in 2020.Kim tells a heart-rending story about her experience this summer amid the wildfires of her beloved native California. She talks about the challenge of being successful in science when you've chosen to stop flying to conferences, and explains why it was important to her to write a book for a general audience.Don't miss this episode, it will literally change the way you feel the next time you hear Greta say "Listen to the science". Get on the email list at climatenarrativesannotated.substack.com
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