Peter Kalmus

Tuesday Oct. 18, 2:00 p.m. ET
Climate Scientist

I’ve realized that the main impact of reducing our emissions isn’t the emissions reduction itself: by modeling change, we tell a new story of what’s possible, shifting the culture and opening space for large-scale change.

Peter Kalmus


Dr. Peter Kalmus is a Data Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the recipient of NASA’s Early Career Achievement Medal and has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Peter started his career in astrophysics and switched fields into climate science in 2012 due to mounting concern over the climate breakdown. His research interests include severe weather, biodiversity, and climate forecasting for coral, human, and other ecosystems. He is currently the Principal Investigator or Science PI on four major projects in these areas, and he leads JPL’s Biodiversity Club. Outside of JPL, Peter is a well-known climate activist, the author of an award-winning book, Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, and a regular opinion contributor to The Guardian and other publications. He is speaking on his own behalf.

Climate Breakdown, Potential Solutions, and Future Politics

The video below is the final version of The Outspoken’s interview with Peter Kalmus. The video expands upon the danger of climate breakdown, possible solutions in response, and the future of politics.

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