In this interview, John Cook and Peter Jacobs talk with climate scientist Sarah Myhre. She offers challenging advice on climate scientists being more vulnerable in public, showing how they struggle with their science, how we care about the ways that communities are impacted by climate change. She reflects on whether scientists should engage with the public on climate change – how the personal risks of public engagement are completely eclipsed by the risks that humanity faces if we fail to properly address climate change. Lastly, she talks about how past climate proxies like tree-rings & sediment cores are powerful ways to communicate the lessons from past climate change – that our climate is unstable and there are major consequences from perturbing the carbon system in the atmosphere and causing warming.

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