Bulletin of Atomic Scientists highlights work of Putnam, Strand, Joyner in Mongolia
Aaron Putnam, Peter Strand and Patricia Joyner are highlighted in a feature titled “How boulders in Mongolian mountains reveal the pace of climate change” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Putnam is an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, Strand is a doctoral candidate and Joyner is an undergraduate. They were in Mongolia for five weeks last summer to uncover clues about the pace of global warming since the end of the last ice age. “This is a story about teamwork and hardship, and the people who dedicate their lives to traveling around the world in the hope of fitting a small piece into a much larger scientific puzzle. This is a story about what it takes to research climate change,” writes Stephanie Fox.