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Climate change is a global issue, but it’s effects are felt locally and in many places where we don’t have climate data to properly understand those connections. Simply put, we can’t see the trees for the forest. Collecting useful climate data is important and something anyone can do to help the planet.
~Dr. Karsten Shein
2°C Climate Chat Podcast - Episode 10
Jason Boyer - Chief Meteorologist ABC NEWS 13
Karsten and Neil discuss Jason's role as a trained
atmospheric scientist in the climate conversation and the
broader role of broadcast media in delivering scientific information in a digestible way.
"Our nighttime lows have been warming and our daytime highs have been warming and the pollen seasons are extending, insect populations are growing, you know we're not seeing the plant species that we used to see, there are invasive species coming in, so all of those kind of tie in to the messaging and the storytelling of most of the weather forecasts" - Jason Boyer
"Atmospheric science is a broad spectrum of weather and climate going from what's happening in the atmosphere, behavior of the atmosphere over a few seconds out to centuries and basically the difference between a meteorologist and a climatologist is that a meteorologist is focused more on researching and understanding the behavior of the atmosphere over shorter time scales or shorter distances and looking a lot more at the dynamics of the atmosphere, whereas a climatologist is looking more at the statistical behavior of the atmosphere over a longer period of time and trying to understand how both of them are trying to relate to each other" - Dr. Karsten Shein
"I'm a scientist and evidence-based messaging is what i'm about so I will present to them evidence that I am confident is reliable has been certified by scientists across the country, other folks that are way smarter than me, and I will you know show that evidence and say - look whether or not you quote unquote believe in climate change, or not believe in it - understand that there's something going on there." - Jason Boyer
"You're in the business of building trust with the public because you're having to take these very complicated or weighted subjects and you have you have to interpret them in a way that the layman can understand and then build trust from there using all of these different data streams to try and build something that they can rely on and then come back to on a daily basis for the accurate weather forecast." - Neil van Niekerk
In the News
American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’
"We've already looked at some of the attribution of that heat wave over the pacific northwest and pretty much come to the conclusion it would have been meteorologically impossible to have that level of heat without climate change without and global warming and this pattern is is really becoming much more of a norm out here out west than it used to be, partly as a result of of climate change" - Dr. Karsten Shein
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