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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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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We don’t want to live in a dinosaur climate. That would be stupid.
James Balog, Extreme Ice Survey & Earth Vision Institute
James Balog of the acclaimed Chasing Ice study of the glaciers: We don't want to live in the dinosaurs' greenhouse climate -- that would be stupid! With so many people saying "But the climate has always changed", James says yes but we really don't want to go back there. Take a moment to listen…
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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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For me it’s about hurricanes and it’s personal
Erika Navarro, University of Washington
For Erika, hurricanes are personal. She's been fascinated by them since she was a kid and when Hurricane Sandy came and obliterated her childhood hangouts... well, now she's on a mission.
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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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It’s not polar bears, it’s people!
Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University
Please meet Katharine Hayhoe, renowned climate change evangelist. She has a very simple message for why climate change matters.
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