Hard Times for Hard Shells
AAAS Fellow Tessa Hill Tackles the Threats to Our Oceans
"Having a conversation about wildfires may be an unusual way to help educate people about climate change in our oceans. But for Northern California-based marine scientist and AAAS Fellow Tessa Hill, Ph.D., both topics are urgent and closely related. Deadly, fast-moving wildfires have touched nearly everyone in the region. And the fires’ link to climate change provides a non-threatening way for her to engage with her community about heat waves, both on land and in the oceans.
'Fundamental to my work in science is an understanding that we have to meet people where they're at, and that certainly applies around climate change,' says Hill, geochemist and oceanographer at the University of California, Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory."