Dr. Antonio Busalacchi, ESSIC director and professor, was featured in AAAS MemberCentral’s “Member Spotlight” on August 6.
The profile article, which was published on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) community website, highlights how Busalacchi deals with the challenges of making the “the complexities of earth science more accessible” to the public and those in his field.
As an AAAS fellow, chair of the University’s Council on the Environment, chair of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate for the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council and chairman of the Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research Program, his efforts are aimed at making international climate research significant and available.
The article also covers the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ public event in Washington, D.C., June 28 which featured Busalacchi who guided audiences through videos and answered questions provided by the public concerning climate change science.
“There’s no silver bullet — but one of the most economical approaches that we can all participate in is conservation,” Busalacchi said. “There’s going to be a mixed approach of renewables, carbon sequestration, and nuclear — but the easiest one we can all do is conservation.”