Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Understanding the ramifications of climate change through images

Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein interviews NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, co-author and editor of an unprecedented union of scientific analysis and photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem. Gavin Schmidt talks about how his new book illustrates the ramifications of shifting climate for human society, by including photographic spreads (including a photo essay by Oregon photographer Gary Braasch) and satellite imagery that show us retreating glaciers, sinking villages in Alaska's tundra, and drying lakes, as well as text following adventurous scientists from the ice caps at the poles to the coral reefs of the tropics.

 

 

Gavin Schmidt is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies as well as the co-founder of RealClimate.org, where he is a contributing editor. For more info go to RealClimate.org or NASA GISS.

 

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