An oceanographer, a marine chemist, and a couple of geologists walk into a bar …
“What if climate scientists are wrong?”
That’s just one question that our motorcycle-riding heroes, Erik and Albert, put to the researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. In this, the latest episode of Slow Ride Stories, the boys geek out with the PhDs about climate science, climate change, and a little bit of politics.
“Society has been hoodwinked by the fossil fuel industry,” says oceanographer Ray Schmitt. “We’re putting out the facts, but people think we’ve got some sort of agenda. We don’t have any agenda. We’re just saying the climate system is changing — what are we going to do about it?”
Erik Fyfe and Albert Thrower are traveling across the Northeast by motorcycle, talking with a wide range of people about their perceptions of climate change and experiences with extreme weather. Their aim is to spark conversations about the changing climate and collect local stories about how it may impact everyday Americans. Find all of the Slow Ride Stories here.