Dr. Heidi A. Roop
We are all experts in the future we want to see. What future will you help create?
I am a scientist, professor and Extension educator with a passion for climate science & science communication. I currently serve as the Director of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and am an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Through high-quality research, innovative teaching, and authentic community engagement we can develop, deploy and accelerate the adoption of practices that will help prevent climate change while also ensuring we are prepared for the changes we've already committed to. I strive to push the boundaries of what it means to be a skilled and impactful scientist by centering listening, partnership and application at the heart of my research and Extension activities. My research focuses primarily on adaptation to climate change with a focus on decision-support, effective communication, adaptation equity, and science-society interactions.
NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
The Climate Action Handbook: A Visual Guide to 100 Climate Solutions for Everyone will be published by Sasquatch Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on March 21, 2023.
This must-have book shows us WHY we need to take action now to combat climate change and then, critically, HOW, through easy-to-understand language and stunning infographics that offer each of us varied and doable solutions to the overwhelming challenges facing our planet. This visually stunning guide, does what no other climate change book manages to do: it’s approachable, digestible, and offers the average person ideas, options, and a roadmap for action. It also offers hope—often overlooked in climate change conversations. Climate actions can create near-instantaneous improvements in air quality and can offer ways to address societal inequities, green our communities, save money, and build local economies. Stunning and creative infographics help anyone easily grasp the many challenges facing our planet, as well as how every action—be it on the individual, local, or government level—matters.