Undisciplined: The Science Storyteller

Mar 18, 2020

Students participate in a climate strike inspired by 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Credit John Englart, creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

This week on the program, we’re going to solve a puzzle. Or, we’re going to try, at least. And here’s the challenge: how do you communicate the depth and gravity and overwhelming scientific consensus on the changes that are coming for our world without making people throw their hands up in despair?  

Rob Davies is a physicist whose career has taken him through atmospheric physics, surface physics and quantum optics. He has taught at three universities, worked as a project scientist for Utah State University’s space dynamics laboratory, and played a role as a technical liaison for NASA’s international space station. His primary focus for the past decade has been on what he calls critical science communication, principally focused on global environmental change.