Joshua E Brown
Senior Communications Officer for Science and Environment
The Unbearable Lightness of Greenland (UVM Homepage) I spent ten days with four geologists flying around in helicopters, skiing in a t-shirt, eating musk ox pizza, and collecting bags of sand in places people have never stood before. All in aid of asking: in a warming world, how fast will Greenland melt?
Milestone for Millstone Hill (Land & People) I took a terrifying bike
ride on a roller coaster. In aid of forest conservation. And I
wrote about it for the Trust for Public Land.
Listening to the Stars (Vermont Quarterly) Into the jungle, to the largest telescope in the world, with astronomer Joanna Rankin. She's trying to catch gravity's tail.
- Running Together (Vermont Medicine) Two doctors--running buddies--look for the reasons some athletes drop dead. And how the brain works. And what one has to do with the other.
The Big Day (Vermont Quarterly)
Worried Sick (Vermont Quarterly) Take a sharp pencil and poke through your ear into your brain until you hit an almond-shaped region called the amygdala. Sounds awful and scary doesn't it? Of course you're not really going to do that--so why not read this article instead?
- Talking Extinction with the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert (UVM Today) I spoke with her about climate change, the future of journalism, and backyard bees.
- A Deadly Mystery (Vermont Quarterly) As bats perish by the millions, Vermont biologists are leading the effort to understand the devastation of white-nose syndrome. I went into two caves of death with them. Article and slideshow.
- If You're Happy, Then We Know It Two researchers have created a "hedonometer" that shows Election Day was the happiest day in four years. Michael Jackson's death, one of the unhappiest.
- Talking Carbon with the Prime Minister of Norway At forty-one, Gro Harlem Brundtland, a physician and mother of four, took on a new job: prime minister of Norway. Now, she's the UN enoy on climate change. I spoke with her about carbon levels, Sarah Palin, and the global poor.
- Drilling Down (Vermont Quarterly; cover article) What can ice can tell us about heat? The fate of the world’s sea levels rests largely on the ice of Antarctica, where scientists such as UVM geologist Thomas Neumann are searching for clues to the future in the frozen past.
- Talking Climate with the New York Times' Andrew Revkin How far are humans pushing up Earth's thermostat? Andrew Revkin, the Times science writer, visited UVM to discuss this question. I spoke with him to learn more about what it means to live on a warming planet.
- Tracking in the Wild, Learning from the Land (Vermont Quarterly) An animal track is more than a mark in mud that says a fox passed by. It’s a lens into a shadowed world of animal intentions. It’s a Proustian naturalist’s cake dipped in tea, a vast ecological narrative for those with skill to read it.
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