A UT Scientist Uses Her Platform To Promote Climate Change Awareness

“As our planet warms up, we’re going to just see more extreme weather.”

By Alexia PuenteOctober 1, 2018 11:54 am,

The planet has gotten warmer over the past several decades. Current research shows that this trend has, and will continue to increase the intensity of tropical storms globally.

University of Texas Lecturer and Chemist Kate Biberdorf, who brought her science lab to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last July, says that humans have impacted the climate change and is using her platform to educate her growing audience regarding the data.

“I am a firm believer that humans have affected the climate change. For me, I’ve just tried to use my platform to do good for the scientific community, so if I hear an inaccurate statement about climate change I have to correct it. I feel like it’s my moral obligation as a scientist,” Biberdorf says.

Biberdorf urges individuals to ask questions and create dialogue regarding climate change, and emphasizes that necessity amid the weather-related disasters and extreme changes that have occured over the past years.

“As our planet warms up we’re going to just see more extreme weather. This is just such an important time for science, and if you have any scientific background, or even if you don’t, start asking questions, have a conversation, do a little research together…build a STEM army!” Biberdorf says.

Written by Alexia Puente.