Good question! (I’m glad I asked). I’m an oceanographer, writer, educator and advocate. In the course of my work and while living my life, I often come across interesting topics that I’d like to see made accessible to a broad audience. Critical ideas and issues that should be distributed, discussed, debated and occasionally, debunked. A blog is the perfect platform for this and a scientist/writer is just the person to think she can do it.
For the most part, I’ll focus on the science, policy, social and personal aspects of climate and environmental change. In addition to writing about these subjects, I’ll include interviews with people involved in this work. This blog will also feature some of the research I am doing for a science fiction novel, possibly a series, which focuses on the oceans and climate. Those topics include: human evolution, the development of marine adaptations in mammals (i.e. whales, seals, etc.), hydrothermal vents, and bioluminescence. (So far! Great material for science “fiction”, eh?) Occasionally I may include some related fiction writing as well as posts about writing itself.
I’m open to suggestions regarding topics, potential interviewees, articles, ideas, etc. And I am happy to consider guest bloggers on related subjects. A few paragraphs will do.
I expect to update it every other day, at minimum, so if these topics interest you, bookmark this page and visit often! Vote in the poll, if you are so inclined. And spread the word!