Originally posted on the Waypoints blog at EarthFix.
Some clever and well-dressed scientists are using a pun to spur some fun educational outreach.
The Climate Models Calendar is a project featuring scientists from Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Yes, people who create climate models are now climate models.
Rebecca Fowler and Francesco Fiondella, who are science communicators with two of the climate institutions, created the project. They teamed up with photographers Charlie Naebeck and Jordan Matter to produce the photos for the calendar.
I exchanged a few emails with the Fiondella and Fowler. Fiondella wrote about how the project came about:
The original idea for the calendar likely came from sleep- and caffeine-deprivation, which generally causes me to get anomalously corny. The play on words was too perfect for my brain…
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