Greetings from British Columbia! I’ve been out doing fieldwork with my research group. We’re all collecting samples that will help constrain the climate in western North America during the particularly hot and humid Eocene (33-55 million years ago). We’re visiting some of the most amazing plant fossil sites on the continent and collecting samples for our isotopic work. The fishing is amazing, both for us and the bald eagles. Bugs aren’t (so) bad.
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Generation Anthropocene, a podcast started by fellow Stanford students Michael Osborne, Miles Traer and Leslie Chang that confronts the reality that we, humans, are a force driving global-scale change. In the first ever two-part GenAnthro conversation, Miles, Leslie and I discuss mountains, science and beyond in a somewhat biographical piece: