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1 January 2022

A New Year’s resolution: Climate action

There are so many topics and efforts that deserve our attention – how can we possibly select which one (or more than one) to declare as a New Year’s resolution? One can’t go wrong with increasing our actions relating to addressing climate change.


14 January 2021

In 2021, create community engagement as a science activator

Would you call yourself an advocate, and activist, or an activator? All of these classifications and actions under them can make a difference for science and the present and future of Planet Earth.


1 January 2020

A New Year’s resolution: answer Dr. Lubchenco’s call for a renewed social contract

The new Contract should extend well beyond research and training activities. Some of the most pressing needs include communicating the certainties and uncertainties and seriousness of different environmental or social problems, providing alternatives to address them, and educating citizens about the issues. In parallel to initiating new research, strong efforts should be launched to better communicate scientific information already in hand. — Lubchenco (1998), Science


1 January 2019

A New Year’s resolution: help students (and Chuck Todd) feel hope towards climate action

This is my New Year’s resolution – I have to increase the themes of hope, optimism, action, and advocacy in my courses. I need every student to leave my courses feeling like they can do something that matters and makes a difference.


30 December 2017

A New Year’s resolution: help the public learn about NOAA

When asked, “What can AGU members do for federal agencies?” NOAA responded: help the public know what comes out of NOAA’s work.


1 January 2017

A new year – will you add #365papers to your resolutions?

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution for 2017? How about reading #365papers, or #230papers, or #52papers…


6 January 2016

2016 New Year’s Resolution – Suggestions for Faculty

It’s that time of year again – the time when some people declare to dedicate efforts to improve their personal and/or professional lives. With so many online articles and posts calling attention to New Year’s resolutions, this wasn’t a topic I could ignore on my blog, as grad students, post-docs, faculty and researchers can generate resolutions to help us find that magical work/life balance (or at least get closer to it!).