Over the summer so far, CUSA’s latest major research initiative, FloodRISE, has been featured in multiple media outlets.
Dr. Richard Matthew and FloodRISE were both featured in a recent article posted on the Orange County Register in a piece entitled “Newport Beach, Tijuana share a common enemy,” Within the post, Matthew says people talking about climate change have not been presenting academic research in relatable or engaging ways. Messages about science sometimes unintentionally transform into lectures about character.
The CUSA Director goes on to say:
“We were told by many people that Newport Beach has a very distinctive character and culture that is largely skeptical of climate change, and sees climate change as too closely linked to higher taxes and government regulation. But as we’ve done the research, we’ve discovered much more variety than people sometimes assume.”
CUSA researcher and doctoral student Kristen Goodrich, as well as many other FloodRISE members were also featured in UCI News. The article, “Rising waters – UCI students help coastal communities brace for climate change,” summarizes the importance of the research, but also highlights the lives and roles of the dedicated project members and the direct impact to the communities they aim to help.
To read the full article on the OC Register, please click here.
To read the full article on UCI News, please click here.