Where in the world are you?
Wellington, New Zealand
What do you do in the world?
Recent MSc graduate, studying atmospheric chemistry (now public sector bro working in mental health regulation).
In one sentence, what is climate change?
Perturbation of the earths climate system due to the unabated rise in anthropogenic-driven fossil fuel emissions.
How does climate change affect your life?
Aside from working in climate science; it is something I actively advocate for and educate others on. In terms of true physical effects, that is something future generations will feel the full brunt of (..why we need to act now).
What do you feel you can do about it?
Share my own knowledge to those with less of an understanding of the issue, making people realise everyone contributes in some way.
Do you feel there is more you could do? If so, what is stopping you from doing those things?
I am trying to learn how to communicate complicated scientific knowledge in a way that is more accessible - which is the most I feel I can personally do.
What's your favourite Sunday afternoon activity?
Going for a hike, getting a take away coffee (in my keep cup) and then going to the veggie market for the week's haul and getting a falafel wrap.
Extra for experts: Do you remember how you first became active in climate change?
Was there something specific that triggered you to act? How old were you then? How old are you now?
I have always been very aware of environmental issues due to the influence of my greeny parents but it wasn't until my first year of uni (studying geology) where it became more apparent that not everyone cares about these issues, which triggered me to want to learn more and try and communicate what I felt to be extremely important to others.
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