Dr. Aradhna Tripati Interviewed

June 4, 2014

I hope to be talking to Dr. Aradhna Tripati again sometime soon. In recently contacting her, I decided to review our interview from American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco this past December.

In light of recent news from the Antarctic, there is much chew on here.

Aradhna Tripati, PhD is Assistant Professor (UCLA), and Visiting Researcher (Caltech) running the Tripati Lab Carbon & Carbon Cycle Group.  They are currently researching:  Clumped Isotope Geochemistry – Marine Geochemistry – Climate Change – Ocean Acidification – and Astrobiology.




4 Responses to “Dr. Aradhna Tripati Interviewed”

  1. redskylite Says:

    “Just a matter of time (what our grandkids and greatgrandkids will see) ” – An excellent very clear and focused interview – will be very interested to hear her again especially in light of recent developments.

  2. jimbills Says:

    “It’s just a question of time.”

    That’s really the great tragedy of all this. We’re so limited in our individual perspectives that it warps our view of the whole. We ignore the future because we can’t see it and we know we won’t face it ourselves, we discount the past because it’s already taken place and because we didn’t experience it (shifting baselines – http://science.time.com/2013/08/01/shifting-baselines-why-the-environment-is-even-worse-off-than-you-think/ ), and we only see what is in front of us at the very present.

  3. rayduray Says:

    Speaking of Shifting Baselines, this series of photos is just about as succinct as a story can get:


    [Aside: My subtitle for this series? “From Hemingway to a herring’s way”. ]

    And here’s the long form version, featuring the estimable Dr. Daniel Pauly at UC-San Diego:

    • jimbills Says:

      Yeah, I’ve seen both, but thanks as always for the links.

      Back to the fishermen, notice the smiles don’t change. They have no idea – exactly what one would see in the shifting baseline phenomenon.

      I’ve wondered what would happen if we could take an experienced sailor from the early 19th century and plop him down on a vessel in the middle of the sea now. What would he think?

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