In 2013 I decided that it was time I walked the walk on climate change. One of the things I decided to do was reduce my flying, which was about once a year. After one last flight in May 2014 I haven’t flown since. I will fly if I decide it’s important personally or professionally, but so far that hasn’t happened. Tomorrow I am getting on Amtrak and going from northern California to DC; I’ll be at the AGU meeting. I’ll have more information about taking the train across the US when I get there.
I am a lifelong professional science writer with degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology from UC Berkeley and UC Davis. I was the lead author on three editions of a college textbook, and have written many articles in the life sciences, earth sciences, physics, and medical science. I’m currently covering health and climate change for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.