More Than Scientists

We are a growing community of
climate scientists sharing our personal hopes
and concerns about climate change.

Beyond our lab coats, we’re parents, community members, and concerned citizens sharing our hopes for the future.  Please take a moment to listen to our stories.

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This year it’s really come home for me.
Abby Swann, University of Washington
From rural California, Abby's parents are quite concerned about the drought they and much of the west are facing. They haven't experienced such a drought before, and for Abby it's really come home to her that this is what global warming will look like.
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Through the eyes of his grandkids
Jim White, University of Colorado Boulder
With the wisdom of years, Jim reflects on the world he's leaving his kids and grandkids. If you want a moving reflection of someone who's devoted his life to studying the climate and now sees it in terms of those we're leaving it to, this is it.
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As our parents did, will enough good people stand up?
Kerry Emanuel, MIT
Kerry thinks back to the enormous sacrifices his parents' generation made in fighting WWII and communism, leaving a better world. And he wonders, will enough good people stand up today so our kids can think of us the same way?
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I wish I could just scream and let everybody know how big this is!
Mike MacFerrin, University of Colorado Boulder
A first-hand report as Mike shows us extraordinary ice melt on Greenland. What will be the effects of the changing climate and what gives him hope?
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You really have to be an optimist – or there’d be no way to get through the day!
Josh Tewksbury, Colorado Future Earth
As an ecologist and conservation biologist, Josh describes how all of our culture, our economy, our arts – all of our progress as human civilization – started when our climate stabilized 10,000 years ago. And now we're changing it. And speaking personally, he says you gotta be an optimist to work in this field %-)
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By the power of one
Barbara Spiecker, Oregon State University
As someone who loves the ocean and its inhabitants, Barbara uses sign language to share her hopes and fears about our changing climate. With an inspiring message, she urges us all to make a positive ripple effect with our own actions.
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Behind the lab coat, please meet…
Dargan Frierson, University of Washington
When you think of scientist... musician, teacher, songwriter, husband, dad? Please meet Dargan Frierson.
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Being a little warmer? That sounds ok.
Emily Zakem, MIT
It's not just being warmer, the scary part is what means for everything around us that we depend on. Take a listen...
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A fundamental ethical problem
Michael Mann, Penn State
We're reaping the benefits of fossil fuels, but the profound impacts will be felt most fully by our children and grandchildren. To Mike, that's a fundamental ethical problem.
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If we take the right path, the Earth will work with us
Alan Betts, Pittsford, Vermont
Scientific interest has given way to very personal concern. With the quickening pace of changes, long-time climate researcher Alan Betts can see too well a very rough path for our children and grandchildren.

Is he hopeful? He says if we take the right path the Earth will work with us. Take a moment to listen…
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