KSQD 90.7 FM Santa Cruz
KSQD 90.7 FM Santa Cruz
“How Can We Unlock Climate Science”

“How Can We Unlock Climate Science”

 “Be Bold America!” Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 5:00pm (PST)


In July 2022 the hashtag #ClimateScam suddenly spiked on Twitter, and by December had accrued over 362k mentions (including retweets) from 91k unique users. ~ “Deny, Deceive, Delay, Exposing New Trends in Climate Mis-and Disinformation” at COP27

The climate crisis’ resulting harm to our global biodiversity is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. The complexity of the climate crisis requires global, national, and local actions informed by multidisciplinary research.

The goal of Creative Commons’ multi-year Open Climate Campaign is to promote open access to research that will accelerate progress towards solving the climate crisis and preserving global biodiversity.

If we are going to solve our global challenges, the global knowledge … meaning the research, data, educational resources, and software … must be open and available to all.

Interview Guest:

Dr. Monica Granados has a PhD in ecology from McGill University. While working on her PhD, Monica discovered incentives in academia promote practices that make knowledge less accessible. Since then, Monica has devoted her career to working in the open science space in pursuit of making knowledge more equitable and accessible. Monica is presently Assistant Director, Open Climate at Creative Commons working on the Open Climate Campaign promoting open access of climate and biodiversity research.  Dr. Monica Granados lives in Ottawa, Canada.

Guest CoHost:

Richard Nolthenius, Ph.D. is Astronomy Program Chair at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA. In the past 10 years, Richard added climate science to his expertise, teaching a comprehensive course in Climate Science and its civilization context. By examining the climate science problem and searching for solutions, he has found its connected fundamentally to, well, everything. In addition, Richard is a contributing chapter author in Climate Abandoned: We’re on the Endangered Species List, a #1 Amazon bestseller.