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Hi folks, Mastodon newbie here. I'm a PhD candidate in Environmental Science at U of Toronto, focused on climate change in the rainforest regions of Peru and temperature extremes here at home in TO. I tweet as @conanelbarbudo. Any other folks out there?

@conor my level of climate debate at this point is just to point people at, because I'm so bored with restating the obvious ad nauseum, but welcome to the #fediverse!

@conor I don't study climates, but I do live in one and have visited a few, so I consider myself something of a connoisseur of the genre.


@conor More of a cleantech guy, but I'm interested in climate and the fundamental science of climate change. Background in chemistry and studied a bit of atmospheric chemistry and climate forcing.

@conor I've almost never seen climate change deniers here in Peru. What's your experience on this issue? Have you found skepticism towards your work? Or mostly indifference (which seems more likely to me)?

@drarp, great question. I didn't encounter any denial in Peru. I can think of a number of reasons why this might be—I think probably Peru is typically cast as a victim of CC, not perpetrator, so political incentive to deny is small, versus potential assistance to adapt. What I did find though is a lot of misinformation re: what counts as CC. e.g. El Niño, cyclical occurence and still not sure what the link to CC looks like. Or a big rain storm in the rainforest, probably not CC.

@conor Thanks a lot for that answer. Hope you keep us posted on your work. Also, here's a late warm welcome to this site 🤗

@conor Hello and welcome! I do not study climate change but it interests me. My field of study is in a technical solution to this: Electric Vehicles. Nevertheless, I am aware that it is not an entire solution by itself...

@eredondo still a super important part of the action needed. That's very cool work. I'll be interested to follow your updates.

@conor - I've read some Bill McKibbon and heard him speak once...

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