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General News    H4'ed 7/15/19

It's the End of the World as They Know It: The Climate Scientist's Burden

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Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech prof, was on Christmas Island, the world’s largest ring-shaped coral reef atoll, collecting coral to examine past ocean temperatures. She has witnessed 85% of the reef system perish from rising temperatures. Monitoring 2016 election results, for her, Trump’s victory brought shock and  depression. “I had the firm belief that Washington would act on climate change. When Trump was elected, it came crashing down.”

“More scientists are bringing their emotions and hearts to the forefront of their work—getting bolder, more impassioned, more provocative,” says Christine Arena, the video producer. “In a way, this collective grief is making their outreach more effective.”

“The trade will become increasingly emotional and psychological. It’s only going to get more intense as climate change happens and actions become more urgent.”

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