Science

When It Comes to Climate Change, Grief Is More Useful Than Empty Nostalgia

We are already living in a changed world. Giving yourself time and space to grieve is important. But grief can also be a powerful tool for motivation.

Aug 27, 2019
Exploring a Rocky Mountain Glacier in the Space Between Science and Storytelling

Kate Harris writes in Lands of Lost Borders, “Explorers might be extinct, in the historic sense of the vocation, but exploring still exists, will always exist: in the basic longing to learn what in the universe we are doing here.” This is exactly how I felt working at Hilda Glacier.

May 30, 2019
Less Than 1% of Military Divers are Women—I Was One of Them

Contrary to its reputation as an extreme sport, freediving has meditative aspects.

Apr 12, 2019
Encountering Beauty and the Effects of Climate Change in Acadia National Park

As a child growing up in a landlocked state, I’d imagined the flock of gulls as a cloud of wings, calls sounding like laughter. Now I was struggling to grasp all that we’d lost.

Nov 06, 2018
On Political Change, Climate Change, and the Choice to Not Have Children

My partner and I were trying to have a baby despite our climate fears. Then Trump was elected.

Jun 05, 2017
One Person at a Time: Notes on Climate Anxiety Counseling

I wondered: What were my neighbors’ nightmares about?

Feb 01, 2017