Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is this the ultimate compliment for your paper?

For someone to put the main points to a popular song!

Yesterday I heard an interesting talk "Truths we must tell ourselves if we are to manage climate change" at UQ by Robert Socolow [aged 80!].

He is well known for a paper, Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies

The paper considers Seven ways to reduce carbon emissions. Glenn Wolkenfeld has written corresponding lyrics to the tune of the classic Paul Simon song, 50 ways to leave your lover!

Socolow has an interesting career history, having started out in theoretical physics, working on elementary particles. I will write more about that career transition later.


  1. Ross, here is another example of what is presumably a fairly limited genre:
    My colleagues and I put this together as a "Perspective Video" for a J. Phys. Chem. Letter that two of us wrote.

    1. David,
      Thanks for sending this. It is a great video. Well done!
      Give my regards to the producers.