AGU 2014 – Day 2

AGU Fall MeetingUnfortunately it was another long day for me working in the interview room. I didn’t even have any lunch today so packed full was my schedule with interviews and getting footage for videos.

Though I did again meet a lot of great scientists and had a lot of fun. I did have a short chat with Lauren Kurtz the executive director of the Climate Science Defense Fund. I highly recommend you visit them at room 264 in Moscone South if you’re in need of legal advice. Something that is sadly often too needed in the current climate debate with all the attacks from climate science deniers.

I did visit the exhibit hall today to arrange a few things at the XCOR booth. Well worth the visit as they have a full-scale mock-up of their Lynx spacecraft and a lot of interesting payloads exhibited. If you want it’s even possible to sit in the cockpit and have a look around. Very knowledgable staff is present at the booth who can answer any question you have.

The talk I missed today and would have loved to attend was We Need to Talk: Learning from Climate Experts Who Have Succeeded in the Media with the speakers Michael Mann, Aaron Huertas, Heidi Cullen, Dana Nuccitelli, Mauri Pelto, Eugene Cordero, Jeff Masters, and Katharine Hayhoe. Great line-up of speakers and interesting subject.

Today was also the day that Andy Skuce had a poster session in the Moscone West poster hall at G21B-0444, from 8:00 AM to 12:20 PM. The title is: Emissions of Water and Carbon Dioxide from Fossil-Fuel Combustion Contribute Directly to Ocean Mass and Volume Increases. You can find further details about his poster session on his website.

I didn’t catch anything about other interesting talks that happened at the AGU Fall Meeting today. I was just too busy with the interviews today. However, I did hear that there’s an open mic session till 9 this evening. The host of this event is Richard Alley and there are appetizers. If you’re lucky you might even still snag a 3-to-5 minute slot to show your talent on stage. If there’s space you can freely enter Jillian’s at Metreon 175 on 4th Street (if you’re standing with your back towards Moscone South it’s to your left right on the corner across Moscone West).

Collin Maessen is the founder and editor of Real Skeptic and a proponent of scientific skepticism. For his content he uses the most up to date and best research as possible. Where necessary consulting or collaborating with scientists.