This episode of Warm Regards, the first of two on the intersections of climate data and art, will feature conversations with Emily McNeil and Justin Connolly, founders of the Tempestry Project, which uses climate data to create patterns that people can knit into scarves and tapestries, and Jill Pelto, a visual artist who incorporates climate data into a variety of natural landscapes. First, though, some thoughts on the US presidential election from our very relieved hosts.

Show Notes

You can learn more about the Tempestry Project, as well as purchase your own kit, at their website. They also have an active Facebook group where you can connect with others working on Tempestry kits and find help. …

Some reflections from Jacquelyn and Ramesh on our season so far and a note that we’ll be taking a brief intermission until after the US November election.

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The full transcript of this episode can be found below.

Jacquelyn Gill
Hey everyone, Jacquelyn and Ramesh here. We’re going to be taking a short intermission for the next couple of weeks to get us through the election. But before we do that Ramesh and I wanted to just quickly check in with each other and with you to talk about what we’ve been learning so far and all the ways in which this has been a really exciting and surprising season for both of us. We came into this thinking we wanted to do these themed seasons just as a way to bring some depth and cohesion and some themes to the work that we’re doing with the show. Before we were just kind of just following our whims and we were a little bit all over the place in terms of our guests. And we really wanted the opportunity to take a deeper dive on a concept or theme. And data for the two of us seemed like a really good idea, both because we’re both scientists, but also because we wanted to dig in or dive into the surprising stories behind data as very human stories. But I feel like neither one of us really knew what to expect in the end. So, Ramesh, I want to know from you, what’s been your favorite moment or moments so far and why? …

As the US presidential election nears, we wanted to re-share a conversation we had on Warm Regards in 2018 with Nathaniel Stinnett, the founder and executive director of the Environmental Voter Project. Many of the things we discussed with him then, especially why lots of environmentalists don’t vote, are just as relevant today. After the 2018 conversation, Nathaniel shares an update about the organization’s work leading up to this year’s presidential election and how you can get involved beyond voting.

Make sure you have a plan to vote. Visit

This episode of Warm Regards, part of our season-long exploration of the often unexpected stories behind climate data, builds on our last episode’s conversation with Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin on climate disinformation. We speak with John Cook, from Skeptical Science and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, and Lauren Kurtz, the Executive Director for the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, about the different ways that those who care about climate science and climate action can fight back against myths, disinformation, and intimidation.

Show Notes

You can find out more about John Cook’s work at Skeptical Science, Cranky Uncle, and the Center for Climate Change Communication. …

In this episode, part of our season long exploration of climate data, Jacquelyn Gill discusses the long history of fossil fuel industry-perpetuated climate disinformation with investigative journalists Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin, and how they use data to hold these companies accountable.

Show Notes

You can find both Amy and Emily on Twitter:

Amy Westervelt: @amywestervelt
Emily Atkin: @emorwee

Check out Amy’s podcast Drilled and her website Drilled News, as well as Emily’s newsletter Heated for the latest on holding fossil fuel companies accountable.

Merchants of Doubt, from Naomi Oreskes and Geoffrey Supran, is one of the most comprehensive histories available for how industries have weaponized the language of science against smoking, environmental protection, and climate change. …

This episode, part of our season-long look at the unexpected stories and effects of climate data, features two conversations about what people believe about climate change and what causes them to change those beliefs. First, we talk to Jenn Marlon to get an update on the changing numbers in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication’s Six Americas survey. Then, we talk to former Representative Bob Inglis, who very publicly changed his beliefs on climate change, and now works to convince other fellow conservatives to support action on climate change.

Show Notes

Find out more about our guests, Jenn Marlon and Bob Inglis. …

This episode, part of our new season about the often unexpected stories behind climate data, features conversations with two scientists involved in the wide-ranging field of climate modeling, from its origins in the first half of the 20th century all the way to the latest developments and uses of these important tools.

WISCON, the annual feminist science fiction and fantasy conference:

More on Ramesh’s Mario analogy, via his Twitter feed.

For more information on our two guests, Dr. Warren Washington and Dr. Geeta Persad, please see the links below:

Dr. Washington’s website and his autobiography, Odyssey in Climate Modeling, Global Warming, and Advising Five Presidents.

Show Notes

This episode, part of our new season about the often unexpected stories behind climate data, features a conversation with Dr. Kim Cobb, who turned a heartbreaking experience in the field into a new purpose not just for her own life, but for the lives of many around her.

You can get more information about Dr. Kim Cobb and her work on her personal page and her Lab page. You can also find her on Twitter. You can also find out more about Georgia Tech’s Carbon Reduction Challenge program.

Inspired by the data story shared by Dr. Nicole Miller-Struttmann? You can learn more about her work on the effects of climate change on pollinator ecosystems at her website. …

Warm Regards is back! This is the first episode of our new season focused on the often unexpected human stories behind climate data. If you’re as excited about the new season as we are, please share this episode with someone you think should listen to it. You can find the show on your podcast app of choice, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and Medium.

As part of the new season, we’ve launched a new website and a Patreon. Please consider becoming a patron to help us pay our producer, Justin Schell, our transcriber, Joe Stormer, and our social media coordinator, Katherine Peinhardt, who are all working as volunteers. …

A short update from the Warm Regards team and a preview of what you can expect from us in our new season, launching in early 2020. Thanks for your continued support!

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Transcript by Joe Stormer

[Instrumental theme music]

Jacquelyn: Welcome to Warm Regards, conversations from the . . . well, I dunno, what is Warm Regards? What are we? What have we been up to lately? …


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