My writing to encourage climate change mitigation--including nature-based solutions--includes large, influential reports for national and international groups as well as books, awareness campaigns, articles and presentations.
EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Trade published books offer kids and young adults a larger context for today's historic changes to the climate around the world.
The Curse o Akkad and 50 Climate Questions are award-winning books published.by one of Canada's largest publishers of books for kids and young people. These lively explorations of climate changes through history are sold throughout North America and have been translated into Chinese and Korean languages.
OUTREACH AND RECRUITING FOR CLIMATE SCIENCE SUPPORT
Canada's premier climate science funding agency needed help transforming itself into a new national science-to-policy forum.
The Canadian Climate Forum (CCF) is a national organization that promotes climate science in decision making. By spearheading outreach and recruiting governments, industry associations and environmental groups, we helped this new national forum rebuild itself.
LARGE-SCALE SCIENCE REPORT SYNTHESIS
An 500-page expert panel report—two years in the making—reviewed the latest science concerning oil pipeline spills. A summary was needed.
A Royal Society of Canada expert panel report outlined the state of the science concerning oil spills in Canada's lakes, rivers and seas. Our lay-reader summary provided a vital tool for policy makers and accessible language for media and the public.
WRITING SUPPORT FOR LEADING CLIMATE RESEARCH
The Canadian Foundation of Climate and Atmospheric Sciences funded university-based climate research for more than a decade.
During its ten-year mandate, CFCAS funded two dozen multi-year, multi-million-dollar research networks and 160 large scientific projects across the country. We worked with the organization for several years writing reports, briefs and other materials to get the message out. We also wrote the book celebrating its legacy.
SOUNDING OUT ATTITUDES TOWARD ELECTRIC VEHICLES
A leading organization for promoting zero-carbon transportation in Canada asked a sample of urban Canadians what they think of electric vehicles.
Research and writing work for Plug'n Drive helped create a lay-reader report from survey data of driver attitudes toward electric vehicles in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Plug'n Drive is a non-profit organization working to accelerate the adoption of electric cars.
BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP IN A CLIMATE CHANGED ARCTIC
The World Wildlife Fund had a novel idea for identifying conservation targets throughout the Arctic. An influential report was the result.
A two-year WWF project, involving four scientific teams on two continents, explored how ecosystem resilience might offer conservation hope to the world's fast-changing Arctic regions. Research and writing work helped with the report that has since been cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Arctic Council.