Blue Dot 69: David Goodrich

Aug 24, 2017

On this week's Blue Dot, Dave talks to retired NOAA climate scientist David Goodrich about his new book, "A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United States."

Goodrich had a rich and distinguished career working for the UN's Global Climate Observing system in Geneva. When he returned to the United States, he found the issue of climate science embroiled in politics.

He decided to combine his love of long-distance cycling with his interest in climate science to deliver talks across the country as he cycled from Delaware to Oregon in 2011.

Along the way, he saw the effects of climate change already underway from devastating fires in the west to coastal erosion in the east. He also spoke with people, lots of everyday Americans about their views on the matter. While he found that average Americans really didn't want to talk about the subject, they were nearly always eager to help him on his way.