A campaign to defend America’s environmental scientists

Scientists are being
censored
everyday.

YET THEIR WORK IS INTRINSIC TO OUR DAILY LIVES, IMPROVING THE NATION’S HEALTH. SAFETY. SECURITY. PROSPERITY.

NOW MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE RESEARCH AND STAND UP FOR SCIENCE.

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EPISODE ONE

DR. JONATHAN FOLEY

Discover what set one of the world's most cited environmental scientists on his path to pursue groundbreaking research, run the greenest museum on Earth, and serve as a leading voice in the March For Science.

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EPISODE TWO

DR. ALAN TOWNSEND

Science has allowed Dr. Townsend to triumph over tragedy--twice. It has kept his daughter alive, and revealed that science is not a partisan game, but a fundamental tool to help families thrive.

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EPISODE THREE

DR. KATHARINE HAYHOE

It's not easy being a climate scientist and a Christian in a red state. But Dr. Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, sees the intersection of science and faith.

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EPISODE FOUR

DR. MARSHALL SHEPHERD

“Ice doesn’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, it just melts.” From NASA to The Weather Channel, Dr. Shepherd understands that science is a glue that keeps communities together, especially the community of our nation.

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EPISODE FIVE

DR. JACQUELYN GILL

Dr. Gill was the first of her military family to go to college, and the daughter of a political conservative. She never considered running for office, but recently decided to become an activist for science.

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EPISODE SIX

DR. DAWN WRIGHT

Science is critical to the for-profit sector. Dr. Wright knows this, and utilizes her experience mapping the ocean floor--and the changing waters above--to bridge the worlds of science and industry.

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ABOUT US

Let Science Speak is a direct response to escalating efforts to suppress environmental science and silence scientists. Our mission is to inform, engage, and unite America in the face of science censorship.

Through our campaign – which includes short films, podcasts, editorials, social content and more – we aim to humanize and amplify the voices of real scientists on the front lines of solving some of the most critical issues facing our planet.

When science is censored, we all lose. Together, we can shift to a more productive and bi-partisan national science conversation, and foster greater support for scientists and the critical work they do.

Donate

Thank you for supporting Let Science Speak! Your donation is tax deductible (via our Fiscal Sponsor, Partnerships for Change) and will help fund additional episodes of Let Science Speak, more significant web and social outreach to educate people about the importance of defending environmental science and scientists, and a more extensive effort to bring our message to schools, science organizations, NGOs and other key audiences.

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Partnerships for Change, the fiscal sponsor for Let Science Speak is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, EIN 88-0303288. All contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.

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MEET THE SCIENTISTS

Meet six of America's top environmental scientists. They may come from diverse backgrounds and communities, but they all work tirelessly for all Americans, and share more in common with you than you might think.

Dr. Jonathan Foley

Dr. Jonathan Foley

Dr. Foley, one of the most cited scientists in America, focuses on finding solutions to our biggest global environment challenges.  Through his research and teaching, he has made major contributions to our understanding of climate change, global ecosystems, food security, and the sustainability of the world’s resources. He advises governments, NGOs, and business leaders around the world, and his work has graced the covers of National Geographic, Science, Nature, and appeared in many other publications.  Dr. Foley has led several major sustainability programs at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, and until mid-2018 he served as the Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, where he led the greenest science museum on the planet. Today, he is Senior Scholar at the Academy, where he is writing new pieces about global environmental issues and developing new global sustainability solutions. He was just named the Executive Director of Project Drawdown.

Project Highlights & Select Media

  • GlobalEcoGuy - Dr. Foley’s personal blog
  • PlanetVision - A science-based plan that inspires individuals, communities, businesses, and governments to put environmental solutions into action.
  • Twitter: @GlobalEcoGuy

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Hayhoe is one of the most prominent and well-respected climate scientists and communicators in the country. She has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 Greatest World Leaders. As a Professor at Texas Tech University, her research focuses on developing new ways to quantify the potential impacts of human activities at the regional scale. As the host of the PBS series Global Weirding, the founder and CEO of ATMOS Research, and a lead author for the U.S. National Climate Assessment, she provides relevant information to a broad range of stakeholders and the public about how climate change will affect our lives.


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  • ATMOS Research - Founded and led by Dr. Hayhow, ATMOS Research bridges the gap between scientists and stakeholders for a broad range of non-profit, industry and government clients.
  • Global Weirding - A weekly show on climate, politics and religion distributed by PBS Digital Studios
  • Katharinehayhoe.com - Dr. Hayhoe’s personal blog
  • Twitter: @KHayhoe

Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Dr. Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences and Geography at the University of Georgia. Dr. Shepherd is also the host of The Weather Channel’s award-winning Sunday talk show and podcast Weather Geeks and a contributor to Forbes Magazine. He is a former NASA scientist and winner of numerous awards, including the prestigious AMS Helmut Landsberg Award for pioneering significant work in urban climate. Dr. Shepherd is frequently sought as an expert on weather, climate, and remote sensing. He routinely appears on CBS Face The Nation, NOVA, The Today Show, CNN, Fox News, The Weather Channel among others.


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Dr. Jacquelyn Gill

Dr. Jacquelyn Gill

Dr. Gill calls herself an “ice age ecologist” who studies “mud and mammoths.” She is an Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology at the University of Maine. As a paleoecologist and biogeographer, she researches how landscapes change through space and time based on climate change and other factors. She was a co-founder of the national March for Science, is on the boards of 500 Women Scientists and 314 Action, is the Vice President of Communication and Public Affairs of the International Biogeography Society. She is an active blogger, and writes about ecology and climate change over time from the last ice age to the present day, and how our understanding of the past can help prepare us for the future. She also writes about Academia, diversity in STEM, science communication, and the occasional dung fungus. She is a very outspoken social media personality, with a popular podcast called Warm Regards.



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Dr. Dawn Wright

Dr. Dawn Wright

Known as “Deepsea Dawn,” Dr. Wright is an American geographer and oceanographer. She serves as Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), where she serves as an ambassador between Esri and the global scientific community, and as an environmental science thought leader and consultant. In her research, she has conducted fieldwork in some of the most geologically active regions of the sea floor, and has worked in Alvin, the deep-sea submersible involved in exploring the Titanic's wreckage. She is a leading authority in the application of geographic information system (GIS) technology to the field of ocean and coastal science, and played a key role in creating the first GIS data model for the oceans. She has authored or co-authored more than 130 articles and five books and has participated in over 20 oceanographic research expeditions worldwide.

 

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Dr. Alan Townsend

Dr. Alan Townsend

Dr. Townsend is Provost and Professor of Environmental Science at Colorado College.  His childhood in Hawaii and Montana led him to a career devoted to understanding our changing planet, and what we can do to chart a more sustainable relationship between human progress and the environments on which we all depend.  He is a highly cited author of more than 130 peer reviewed articles, and a strong advocate for academic engagement beyond the ivory tower. Townsend has served as Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, Director of the University of Colorado’s Environmental Studies Program and its Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Director of the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation, and Co-Director of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program.  He is an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, a Google Science Communication Fellow and a board member for 500 Women Scientists. Townsend writes on a variety of topics at the website statefactors.org

 

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OUR TEAM

GENEROUS produces socially and politically relevant campaigns that spark change. Our projects merge activism with creative expression to shed light on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Let Science Speak was produced by GENEROUS, in association with filmmaking studio A+B Pictures.

The award-winning core team for Let Science Speak includes:

Christine Arena

Christine Arena

Christine is founder at GENEROUS and the architect behind Let Science Speak. She executive produced the Let Science Speak short film series and leads the campaign’s vision, strategy and execution plan. Christine is a 20-year communications industry veteran, with a career-long focus on leveraging multimedia to help move the needle on critical environmental and social issues. She recently served as Executive Vice President at Edelman, where she developed award-winning campaigns for corporate and nonprofit clients. Read more about Christine.

Adam Warmington

Adam Warmington

Adam is co-founder of A+B Pictures and co-director of the Let Science Speak short film series. He is a commercial and documentary director specializing in human powered storytelling. His work aims to connect the viewer to an authentic experience, to make them laugh, cry or both. Adam lives in a redwood grove in Northern California with his wife and 2 kids. Read more about Adam.

Ben Henretig

Ben Henretig

Ben is co-founder of A+B Pictures and co-director of the Let Science Speak short film series. As a pioneer in transformational storytelling, he helped launch an entirely new category of films known as "micro-documentaries." Ben has personally directed and filmed hundreds of short format films for diverse organizations. He recently completed his first feature documentary, Crossing Bhutan, exploring what we can learn from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan's policy of Gross National Happiness. Read more about Ben.

Patrick Stump

Patrick Stump

Patrick is an award-winning musical artist who provided the original score for the Let Science Speak short film series and trailer. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Fallout Boy. Patrick also composed musical scores for films including Pacific Rim, Big Hero 6 and Paper Town. Read more about Patrick.

Amber Janis

Amber Janis

Amber is a documentary producer at A+B Pictures who also served as producer for the Let Science Speak short film series. She is a dedicated storyteller with over 10 years of project management experience and is committed to helping clients find their true voice to create authentic films that resonate with audiences.

Matthew Shambroom

Matthew Shambroom

Matthew is the director of finance and operations at GENEROUS and a producer for the Let Science Speak film series and campaign. He previously worked at startups including Yerdle, Blue Skye Consulting, and Angel Points, where he managed daily operations, oversaw client relations and more.

OUR PARTNERS

We are grateful to those who have contributed to help make this project possible

Funders

The Elizabeth R. & William J. Patterson Foundation

Troy and Leslie Daniels

Margaret and Will Hearst

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

The Hellman Foundation

The Outrider Foundation

The Caldera Foundation

Buckhill Capital

Partners

Tribeca TV Festival (launch partner)

The Weather Channel / PATTERN (media partner)

A+B Pictures (filmmaking)

Ketchum Films (public relations)

Mustache Agency (digital + social media)

Ant Farm (graphics + animation)

Brian Cox Design (graphic design)

Partnerships for Change (fiscal sponsor)