Outreach

Scientific Outreach  – Published or Broadcast Interviews, Reports, or Lectures about Research by George Kling (pdf here): 

“An Unfrozen North”.  By J. Madeleine Nash, 19 February 2018, High Country News, https://www.hcn.org/issues/50.3/an-unfrozen-north

“Exploding Killer Lakes”.  By Taylor Mayol, 2 March 2016, OZY, http://www.ozy.com/flashback/exploding-killer-lakes/65346

“Arctic Sunlight Can Speed Up the Greenhouse Effect”.  By Susan Linville, Moments in SciencePosted February 27, 2015, http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/arctic-sunlight-speed-greenhouse-effect/

http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/22338-climate-clues-sunlight-controls-the-fate-of-carbon-released-from-thawing-arctic-permafrost

http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2014/aug/science-study-sunlight-not-microbes-key-co2-arctic

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140821141548.htm

http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail9/story180338/it-039-s-sunlight-that-controls-carbon-dioxide-in-arctic.html

http://www.sciencecodex.com/sunlight_not_microbes_key_to_co2_in_arctic-140097

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-08/uom-sct081514.php

http://phys.org/news/2014-08-sunlight-microbes-key-co2-arctic.html

http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/sunlight-controls-fate-permafrosts-released-carbon

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/it-s-sunlight-that-controls-carbon-dioxide-in-arctic-114082200579_1.html

http://www.eurasiareview.com/22082014-sunlight-microbes-key-co2-arctic/

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/sunlight-controls-fate-carbon-released-thawing-arctic-permafrost

http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/sunlight-not-bacteria-key-to-co2-in-arctic_956515.html

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140822/lifestyle-offbeat/article/its-sunlight-controls-carbon-dioxide-arctic

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/sunlight_to_blame_for_co2_release_in_arctic_permafrost_not_microbes-143172

http://www.hngn.com/articles/40020/20140822/sunlight-not-bacteria-responsible-for-most-of-arctics-co2-conversion.htm

http://www.capitalotc.com/sunlight-not-microbes-causes-carbon-dioxide-release-in-the-arctic/2954/

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8676/20140822/sunlight-microbes-control-carbon-release-arctic.htm

“Environmental educator learns about climate change in Alaska during his latest expedition”.  By Ben Horowitz, The Star-Ledger, 18 August 2013, http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2013/08/environmental_educator.html

“Slumping Arctic Soils Produce Significant Amounts of CO2”.  By Carolyn Gramling, Science NOW, www.sciencemag.org 11 February 2013.  Reprinted by 1 additional news agency.

“Sunlight stimulates release of carbon dioxide in melting permafrost”. By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times, 12 February 2013.  Reprinted by 2 additional news agencies.

“Nearing a Tipping Point on Melting Permafrost?”.  By: Michael D. Lemonick, Climate Central,  www.climatecentral.org, 21 February 2013.  Reprinted by the Huffington Post.

“Arctic sunshine cranks up threat from greenhouse gases”.  By Fred Pearce, New Scientist, Issue 2904,  11 February 2013.

“Climate Happens Anyway: The Death of Permafrost”.   By Charles P. Pearce, The Politics Blog, Esquire.com, 13 February 2013.

“Arctic Soil Releases Dangerous Levels of CO2, Speeding Global Warming”.  By Catherine Griffin, Science World Report, 12 February 2013.  Reprinted by 2 additional news agencies.

“Arctic sunshine revs up greenhouse gases”.  United Press International, www.UPI.com, 11 February 2013.  Reprinted by 1  additional news agency.

“Thawing Arctic set to release tonnes of stored carbon”.  By Tim Radford, Climate News Network, 12 February 2013.  Reprinted by 3 additional news agencies.

“Sunlit Permafrost Unleashes Carbon at Faster Pace”.  By Douglas Main, LiveScience.com, 11 February 2013.  Reprinted by 2 additional news agencies.

“Melting tundra releases CO2 more quickly than previous estimates”.  By Christa Marshall, Scientific American and Climate Wire, 12 February 2013.  Reprinted by 1 additional news agency.

“Arctic Slumping”.  By Andy Soos, Environmental News Network, 12 February 2013.

Sunlight stimulates release of climate-warming gas from melting Arctic permafrost”.  By Jim Erikson, University of Michigan News Service, 11 February 2013.  Reprinted by 7 additional news agencies.

“Permafrost melt to boost atmospheric CO2 faster than thought”.  By Rik Myslewski, The Register, 12 February 2013.

“Permafrost Not So Permanent – And What That Means For You”.  By Cody Bond, CampusProgress.org, 11 March 2013.

“Sunlight spurs greenhouse gas release from Arctic”.  IANS, 12 February 2013.  Reprinted by 5 additional news agencies.

“Climate: Study IDs new permafrost threat”.  By Bob Berwyn, Summit County Voice, 12 February 2013.

“Sonnenlicht verstärkt die Freisetzung des Treibhausgases”.  By Lukas Denzler, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 13 February 2013.

“Increased Melting and Slumping Soil Produce High Amounts of CO2, Tied to Global Warming, Nemo and Hurricane Sandy”.  By Peter Lesser, Latinos Post, 11 February 2013.

“Il Sole ‘amplifica’ la CO2 liberata dal disgelo del suolo”.  ANSA.it, 12 February 2013.

“La fonte de la glace Arctique produit des quantités significatives de dioxyde de carbone”.  Actualites News, 12 February 2013.

“CO2, nuovo allarme dall’Artico”.  Lettera43.it, 12 February 2013.

“Sonnenlicht macht Permafrost zur CO2-Schleuder”.  Scinexx.de, 12 February 2013.

“Climate change denial given another coffin nail with new permafrost study results”.  By Al Stefanelli, GodDiscussion.com, 13 February 2013.

“Bestrahlter Permafrost”.  By Nadja Podbregar, Wissenschaft.de, 11 February 2013.

“Melting arctic tundra releases a new climate change threat, UNC says”.  By Rick Smith, WRAL Tech Wire, 13 February 2013.

“Sunlight ramps up CO2 production from permafrost”.  By Kate Taylor, TG Daily, 13 February 2013.

“Sunlight stimulates release of carbon dioxide from permafrost”  By Staff Writers, Terra Daily.com, 14 February 2013.

“Thawing Permafrost May Be “Huge Factor” in Global Warming”.  By Stephen Leahy, Inter Press Service, 14 February 2013.  Reprinted by 1 additional news agency.

“Countdown to the End of the World”.  The Weather Channel, television program (1 hour).  Produced by Richard Ross and Force Quite Productions, Los Angeles.  First released 14 April 2013.

Union of Concerned Scientists ‘Education Day” – 10-11 March 2010.  Meeting with various members of Congress to discuss issues of global climate change and U.S. energy policy legislation.

“A Deadly Fog”.  National Geographic, television program (1 hour).  Produced by Simon Kerfoot and Tigress Productions, Bristol, UK.  First released 5 December 2009.

“Arctic ecology: Tundra’s burning”.  By Jane Qiu, Nature, Volume 461, 2 September 2009. pp. 34-36.  http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090902/full/461034a.html“A Lakeful of Trouble”.  By Anjali Nayar, Nature, Volume 460, 16 July 2009. pp. 321-323.

“Scientists at Toolik Field Station investigate a warming Arctic”.  By Jennifer Weiss, The Star-LedgerSunday, July 19, 2009.

“Thaw Point”.  By Jane Qiu, The Economist30 July 2009 (see also http://www.economist.com/sciencetechnology/displayStory.cfm?story_id=14119825).

“Climate change called certain and most predictions are bad”.  By Tom Henry, The Toledo Blade, 13 October 2008.Environmental Journalism Boot Camp.

Presentation at the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism conference (Society of Environmental Journalists annual meeting, Roanoke VA, 15-19 October 2008).

“Frozen Carbon and Climate Change”.  Public exhibition of research by G. Kling and K. Nadelhoffer, at Univ. of Michigan Exhibit Museum theme semester “From Pole to Pole: Research at the Ends of the Earth”, January – June 2008.

“Mega-Disasters – methane and global extinction”.  The History Channel and National Geographic, television program (1 hour).  Produced by Darryl Rehr, Creative Differences Films, Studio City, CA.  First released 9 October 2007.

“Danger Zones”.  By Cody Crane, Science World  3 September 2007, Vol. 64, p. 18.

“Volcanic Killer Lakes”.  National Geographic ‘Naked Science’ series, television program (1 hour).  Produced by Jason Wells and Granada Studios, Manchester, England.  First released 3 May 2007.

“Confronting Climate Change in Michigan”.  Public lecture given at the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum, Theme Semester ‘Wild Weather, Changing Climate’, 31 January 2007.

“Michiganders preach Al Gore’s global warming gospel”.  By Tina Lam, Detroit Free Press, 19 February 2007, p.1.

“Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region”.  NPR broadcast, Chicago Public Radio, produced by Kristin Moo, aired February 2007.

“Cameroon’s Exploding Lakes”.  BBC Radio Programme (30 min), produced by Kate Bissell, first released 17 January 2007.

“A Convergence of Environmental Experts”.  By Jon Reidel, The View, University of Vermont, 25 October 2006. p. 1.

Environmental Journalism Boot Camp.  Presentation at the conference organized by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, 22-25 October 2006, Burlington, VT.

“Lake Kivu Gas Extraction: Report on Lake Stability”.  Co-author of an expert-committee report produced for the World Bank and the Government of Rwanda (authors G. Kling, S. MacIntyre, J. Steenfelt, F. Hirslund).  First released 12 July 2006, 104 pp.

“The Exodus Decoded”.  The History Channel, television program (2 hours).  Produced by Simcha Jacobovici, and Associated Producers, Toronto, Canada.  First released 24 August 2006.

“Halting Exploding Lakes”.  By Megan Sever, Geotimes, December 2005, volume 50 number 12, p. 8-9.

Briefing of U.S. House International Relations Committee and U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance on scientific results and mitigation options for natural hazards in Cameroon, West Africa.  Washington D.C., 14 October 2005.

“The monster of the lakes is only sleeping, scientists warn”. New Scientist, 1 October 2005, p.15.

“Gas Threat Grows from Lethal Lakes”.  By Ian Sample, The Guardian, London, p.11, 27 September 2005.

“Action Needed on Deadly Lakes”.  By Richard Black, BBC News Worldwide, 27 September 2005.

“Detox for Killer Lakes”.  By Henry Fountain, The New York Times, 27 September 2005.  Based on research article in Proc. Nat. Academy of Sciences which led to ~25 other news articles published worldwide.

BBC Radio Broadcasts, 27 September 2005.  Story of Cameroon lakes led to 3 separate BBC radio interviews including World News and Up All Night.

“Deadly Lakes may Explode Again”.  By Andreas von Bubnoff, Nature, 26 September 2005 (published online).

Union of Concerned Scientists ‘Education Day” – 19-20 September 2005.  Meeting with various members of Congress to discuss issues of global change and preserving scientific integrity, related to legislation H.R. 839 and S. 1358.

“Confronting Climate Change”.  Lecture presented at the Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University.  8 June 2005.

“Climate Change – The Debate Heats Up:  Jobs, Trade and National Security”.  By Mary Jo Frank.  Dividend, Fall 2004, 1, 867.

Great Lakes Media Tour – 25 September 2003.  Live broadcast interviews about climate change in the Great Lakes with 10 different television stations (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) and 9 radio stations in the Great Lakes region.  Broadcast from Washington, D.C.

“Climate Change in the Great Lakes”.  26 September 2003, Wisconsin Public Radio (Statewide NPR), live 1-hour interview.

“Defusing Africa’s Killer Lakes”.  By Kevin Krajick, Smithsonian September 2003, p. 46-50.

“Killer Lakes”.  BBC Television program (1 hour), Produced by Teresa Hunt.  First released 4 April 2002 worldwide (except N. America); released May 2003 by The Learning Channel in N. America.

“Confronting Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region”.  Lead Author of a report published by the Ecological Society of America and the Union of Concerned Scientists, April 2003, 92 pp (www.ucsusa.org/greatlakes).  Outreach from this report has so far resulted in at least 37 Television interviews, 43 Radio interviews (broadcast to over 200 stations), and 82 newspaper and magazine articles, as well as at least 14 listserv announcements and 32 webpage links.  Meetings with various members of congress resulted in Senator Durbin’s (IL) testimony to the Senate on climate change on 20 July 2003 (using graphics and information from the report).

“Passing Gas – making Cameroon’s lakes safer”.  By Tom Masland, Newsweek International, 10 March 2003.

“Efforts to tame second African killer lake begin”.  By Kevin Krajick, Science 299:805, 7 February 2003.

“Cameroon pipes out deadly lake gas”.  By BBC News, 15 February 2003, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2766487.stm.  See also reports from 28 Oct 1999; 7 Jun 2000; 11 Jan 2001; 6 Feb 2001.

“Experts eye Lake Kivu for potential eruption of deadly gases”.  By Alexandra Witze, Dallas Morning News, 28 January 2002.

“Letting off Steam: To prevent another tragedy at Lake Nyos, scientists are tapping into the gas at the very bottom”.  By Robert Cooke, Newsday, 27 March 2001, p. C08.

“The Monster in the Lake”.  By Nicola Jones, New Scientist, 24 March 2001.

“Taming a monster: Researchers are trying to stop Lake Nyos in Africa from exploding and killing again”.  By Nicola Jones, Current Science, 7 December 2001, No. 8, Vol. 87; Pg. 10.

“ A l’assaut du lac tueur”, By Jean-Louis Thabor, Le Figaro, 3 March 2001, pp. 54-58.

“Degassing Lakes Nyos and Monoun”.  World News T.V. program on CNN International, first aired 2:00 PM EST, 9 February 2001.

“Trying to Tame the Roar of Deadly Lakes”.  By Marguerite Holloway, The New York Times, 27 February 2001, p. D3.

“Education: A day at the Lake”.  Science Magazine NetWatch,Volume 293, Number 5532, 10 August 2001.

“Exploding Lake in Africa Vented with Siphon”.  By Brian Fortner, Civil Engineering,  April 2001, p.25.

“Scientists Begin Taming Killer Lake”.  By John Pickrell, Science, Volume 291:965-967 (2001).

“Lake Lethal”.  By Alexandra Witze, The Dallas Morning News, 19 February 2001, p. 3C-4C.

“Taming Africa’s Killer Lake”.  By Tom Clarke, Nature, Volume 409, pp. 554-555 (2001).

“The Tundra Thaw”.  By Dan Fagin, Newsday, 28 November 2000, New York Editions p. C08.

“Loon Lessons:  Alaska Lake is Setting for Environmental Research”.  By Michael Mansur, The Boulder Camera,  17 September 2000, p.7D-8D.

“The World’s Most Deadly Bubble”.  By Robin McKie, The London Observer, 20 August 2000, p. 24.

“Alaskan Outpost: Researchers Make Trek to Tundra to Study Global Warming”.  By David Poulson, Ann Arbor News, 10 August 2000, pp. D1-D2.

“The Killing Lakes”.  By Marguerite Holloway, Scientific American, July 2000, pp. 92-99.

“Global Change in the Arctic”.  By Jenni Laidman, Toledo Blade, 3 May 2000.

“Volcanic Killers”.  PBS and BBC-Granada Films 60 minute film documentary.  First aired 9 June 2000.

“Cameroon’s Killer Lakes”.  Interview with June Christie on BBC London, first aired 2 May 2000.

“Scientists Set To Burst Bubble of Africa’s Killer Lakes”.  By Hillary Mayell, National Geographic News, 26 April 2000, www.nationalgeographic.com/news.

“Pipes Will Help ‘Killer Lakes’ Vent”.  By David Brown, The Washington Post, 31 January 2000, p. A09.

“U.S. to Lead Effort to Avert Natural Disaster Repeat in Cameroon”.  By Gregory Sokoloff, Agence France Presse, 1 February 2000.

“Cameroon’s Killer Lakes”.  Documentary television program produced by Discovery Channel Canada; Interviewed by Jay Ingram.  First aired 12 January 2000.

“African Lakes”.  Radio Program aired by Voice of America, Interview by David McAlary.  First aired February 2000.

“Just When You Thought it was Safe to go Back in the Water…”.  By David Brown, The Vancouver Sun, 3 February 2000, p. A15.  (Also released in The Toronto Sun, 6 February 2000, Sunday Edition.)

“Bubbling Lake of Death [Sprudelwasser des Todes]”.  By Philip Bethge, Der Spiegel, no. 48, November 1999, p. 290-291.

“Life Sciences Initiative Takes Shape”.  By David Wahlberg, Ann Arbor News, 3 October 1999.

“Killer Mist – Lakes in Cameroon Poised to Erupt With Lethal Gas”.  By Amanda Onion, Fox News.  September 14, 1999.

“Global Warming is Here: the Scientific Evidence”.  April 1999.  By Patrick Mazza and Rhys Roth, Climate Solutions, Olympia, WA.

“Lake Nyos”.  Documentary television program produced for The Learning Channel (by Sachnoff-Lipman Entertainment).  First aired February 1999.

“The Changing Arctic”.  Documentary film produced by the Public Broadcasting System and the National Science Foundation.  First aired 14 August 1997.

“The Earth Does a Slow Burn”.  By Bill McKibben, The New York Times, OP-ED,  3 May 1997.

“Study pulls the plug on Arctic’s carbon sink”.  By Amy Hansen, NSF Frontiers, July/August 1997.

“Pumping Carbon”.  By Janice O. Childress, Geotimes, March 1997, p.14

“Gas released by melting Arctic may speed up global warming”.  By Sean Hargrave, London Sunday Times, January 5, 1997.

“Arctic Tundra is Leaking More Carbon Scientists Say”.  Interview in December 1996 carried by Reuters North American Wire resulted in ~15 articles published in various newspapers, including the New York Times, Montreal Gazette, U.P.I., Detroit News, etc.

“Natural Hazards and the Exploding Lakes of Africa”, Lecture presented to the Cranbrook Institute, Michigan, September 1996.

“Disarming deadly waters”.  By Robert Cooke, Newsday, May 1996, p. B21.

“Model sheds light on a tragedy and a new type of eruption”.  By Ray Ladbury, Physics Today, May 1996, p. 20-22.

“Running on Tundra”.  By David Berreby, Discover Magazine, June 1996, p. 74-81.

“The Lake Nyos Disaster”.  By Ben Norse and Bernie Dittrich, ChemMatters, February 1996, p. 13-15.

“Where the World Isn’t so Cool Anymore”.  By Bill Dietrich, The Seattle Times, 17 September 1995, p. A1, A16-A18.

“The world’s lakes have more CO2 than they can use”.  By John Walters, National Public Radio.  Interview and broadcast, 6 October 1994.

“Cameroon’s killer lakes: A rising threat”.  By Richard Monastersky, Science News 145:215.  1994.

“Killer lakes threaten to strike again”.  By Constance Holden (ed.), Science 264:26.  1994.

“Understanding Lake Ecosystems from the Arctic to Africa”.  By Suzanne Tainter, Research News, University of Michigan, Spring 1994, p. 10-11.

“Killer lakes”.  By Stephanie Lindloff, Sea Grant Institute.  Interview and broadcast for Earthwatch Radio, 19 April 1994.

“Solving the problems of Cameroon’s killer lakes”.  By Robert McDonald; Interview and broadcast for Quirks and QuarksCanadian National Public Radio, 20 April 1994.

“A Letter From Toolik Lake: In Arctic’s Spendor, the Secrets of Nature”.  By Heather Dewar, Miami Herald, 19 July 1992, p. 1C-4C.

“Pumping Could Eliminate Lake’s Deadly Gas Danger”.  By Nancy Ross-Flanigan, Detroit Free Press, 14 January 1992, p. 3B.

“Recycling a Lake’s Dangerous Gas”.  By Barry James, International Herald Tribune, 17 September 1992, p. 17.

“Scientific Investigation of Lakes Nyos and Monoun”.  By G. W. Kling and W. C. Evans; Report Prepared for U. S. Ambassador Francis Cook for distribution to Cameroonian Government, Yaounde, Cameroon, 6 April 1992.

“U prof takes on volcanic ‘killer lake’ in West Africa”.  By Sally Pobojewski, The University Record, 13 January 1992, p. 11.

“Arctic Remedy for Global Warming May Not Work”.  By Ruth Linton.  Interview and broadcast for BBC World Service Broadcast, Discovery edition 877, 1991.

“U-M Man Studies Deadly African Lake”.  Ann Arbor News, 19 December 1991, p. B1.

“Ecologist Strives to Prevent African Lake Explosion”.  By Hugh McCann, The Detroit News, 23 December 1991, p. 2E.

Interview about African Lakes with Donald Frederick at National Geographic resulted in 43 separate articles published in newspapers worldwide, staring May 1990.

“Preliminary Report of the September 1990 Investigation of Lakes Nyos and Monoun”.  By G. W. Kling and W. C. Evans; Report prepared for U. S. Ambassador Francis Cook for distribution to Cameroonian Government, Yaounde, Cameroon, 30 September 1990.

“Nyos, the Killer Lake, May Be Coming Back”.  By Richard Kerr, Science 244:1541-1542.  1989.

“A Killer Lake in Cameroon”.  By George Kling, p. 271 In Science Year, Review of Science and Technology During the 1987 School Year.  World Book, Inc., Chicago.  1988.

“Lake Nyos was Rigged for Disaster”.  By Richard Kerr, Science 235:528-529.  1987.

“Cameroon’s Killer Lake”.  Feature article by Curt Stager, National Geographic, September 1987, p. 404-420.

“Cameroon Clouds: Soda Source?”.  By Richard Monastersky, Science News 131:388.  1987.

“Plumbing the Depths of a Lethal Lake”.  Discover Magazine, May 1987, p. 12.

“Death in Cameroon”.  By Dixie O’Connor, Leader – News of the Research Triangle, Chapel Hill, NC, 8 October 1987, p. 14-17.

“Duke Scientist Reports on Lake in Cameroon”.  By Monte Basgall, Raleigh News and Observer, 15 April 1987.

“There May be More than One Way to Make a Volcanic Lake a Killer”.  By Richard Kerr, Science 233:1257-1258.  1986.

“Cameroon: The First Wave of Clues”.  By Stefi Weisburd, Science News 130:180-181.  1986.

“Cameroon’s Valley of Death”.  By Nancy Cooper, Newsweek, 8 September 1986, p. 26-28.

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