Kate Marvel is Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Science, where she studies climate forcings (things that affect the planet’s energy balance) and feedbacks (processes that speed up or slow down warming). She initially trained as a theoretical physicist, and calculated the probability that the Universe could spontaneously decay via quantum tunnelling (low, mercifully).
Interviews with Kate Marvel
‘When we talk about climate change, we sometimes assume people will be swayed by one more graph, one more coherent argument. But that’s not how people work. More facts don’t change minds, and deeply held views don’t always dictate behaviour.’ How, then, to grapple with a future that ‘might be weirder than we realise’? Kate Marvel, Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University and NASA, recommends an essential reading list for those ready to confront climate change and the uncertainties it brings