As a small step towards bridging the gap between the general public and scientists, we asked a number of climate scientists to take part in a vox-pop video. From Honours students to professors, they were given a chance to talk unscripted, about what they do, why they do it, and what they see as the way to cross the divide between science and action.
What we see in these snapshots are people doing a job because nature intrigues them; because they cannot leave a problem unsolved.
They are, in UNSW Professor Matt England’s words, “nerds”, fascinated and amazed by what makes the world tick, and what will happen if we continue to change the environment. But watch the videos and decide for yourself.