Climate change mitigation conversations: thanks and farewell Corey Bradshaw

The third of our four curators for climate change month was Corey Bradshaw (@conservbytes). Corey is the Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change, a role  in which he advises government, industry, and the community on how to tackle climate change and also directs The Environment Institute‘s Climate and Ecology Centre and the School of Biological Sciences‘ Global Change Ecology Lab.

Over the course of the week Corey shared with us some of his recent publications

As well as some classic quotes about modelling, obviously one of the strong themes of climate change month.

And while climate change was always going to be a topic that would generate some robust responses, Corey powered on through the week sharing links and thoughts about his work in population dynamics, extinction theory and climate change impacts & mitigation just to name a few. We asked Corey how he felt once it all came to an end:

In general terms, how did you find your week as a curator?

Mostly good, although the first 2 days were marred by a large number of denialist trolls that used excessive ad hominem attacks. I’m not overly bothered by this, but it it something to be aware of for future climate change curators.

It can be a shock talking to so many. Did you find the sudden rush of interactions (good and bad) daunting?

Not really. I have about 1/4 of current @realscientists followers already, but it was nice to have about 4x the traffic

What were the highlights? Were there any lowlights?

The opportunity to highlight some of my own work to a group that normally doesn’t view it (blogs, papers, etc.). I had some interesting discussions. Lowlights = trying to be goaded by trolls to enter into pointless opinion-slinging matches

Is there anything you wanted to get out of / do on the RS account that you didn’t manage to fit in?

I would have wanted to increase the number of @realscientists followers beyond what I managed, but I’m satisfied that I had an impact.

Did you have a plan? If so, did you stick to it?

Not really, although I had a high-impact paper that happened to come out the same week, so I highlighted that, some of the related media and an associated blog post

Do you have any tips or advice for future RS curators?

Don’t feed the trolls! Also, perhaps avoid talking too much about family

What other people or accounts should people follow if they enjoyed your tweets this week?

@conservbytes (of course ;-)).
@patrickgoymer
@AusSMC
@F1000
@sciencemagazine
@readfearn
@georgemonbiot
@conversationedu
@newscientist

Thank you Corey from everyone here at RSHQ for a superb week of tweets. Don’t forget to continue following Corey on his personal account @Conservbytes, and if you missed anything from his week be sure to check out this link which has all of the tweets in one handy spot.

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