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.
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.
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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- Kumi NaidooWednesday Oct. 26, 10:00 a.m. ETSpecial Advisor to the Green Economy Coalition
- Dr. April AnsonWednesday Oct. 26, 5:00 p.m. ETAssistant Professor of Public Humanities, San Diego State University
- Jason HickelThursday Nov. 3, 11:00 a.m. ETProfessor, Institute for Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Jessica Yinka ThomasThursday, Nov. 3, 1:00 p.m. ETPresident, B Academics and Director of Business Sustainability Collaborative and Assistant Professor of Practice, North Carolina State University
- Amali TowerThursday Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m. ETFounder and Executive Director, Climate Refugees
- Tyson YunkaportaTuesday Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m. ETSenior Lecturer, Indigenous Knowledges, Deakin University