interviews

Climate Change in the age of COVID-19

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Ask a Leader - April 28th, 2020

On the heels of the 50th annual commemoration of Earth Day, Dr. Masri discusses the pandemic collision course with climate change and how Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, squares with climate policy. 


global warming causes antarctica to reach record high temperature

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The Panther - February 16, 2020

In this article, columnist Mady Dever from Chapman University's "The Panther" newspaper interviews Dr. Masri about the connection between climate change and recent record high temperatures at the south pole. 


Discussing Climate Change & Denial

Podcast Interview

The Eco Well Podcast - October 1, 2019

A follow up from our global climate strike, this podcast features a conversation between podcast host Jen Novakovich and Dr. Shahir Masri about Dr. Masri's new book Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions about Climate Change, and climate change denial.

Climate Misconceptions Explained

Podcast Interview 

Wake-Up Call - July 2, 2019

​In this show, radio host Dr. Craig interviews Dr. Shahir Masri, author of the book, “Beyond Debate" about the many misconceptions that surround the issue of climate change. Interview by host  on 88.5 FM KKRN Radio in Redding, CA.

Climate Action Hits The Road Again

Radio Interview 

Ask a Leader - April 16th, 2019
Before he heads out on his West Coast Climate Action road tour, Shahir Masri weighs in about the climate initiatives moving through Congress. He’ll pack copies of his book, Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change. 

Reflections from the Road with Climate Advocate Shahir Masri

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Citizens' Climate Lobby - Jan 7, 2019 
​Last May, the CCL community met air pollution scientist, Dr. Shahir Masri and educator Athina Simolaris as they planned their cross-country climate outreach journey. Having returned now from their 12,000-mile tour through 36 states, during which they organized over 30 climate events, 35 video interviews, and surveyed more than 300 people, I sat down with Dr. Masri to hear his reflections and lessons learned from this ambitious project. 

Out Out Damn Climate Myths!

Radio Interview 

Ask a Leader - December 11th, 2018
​With all that continues to roll out from the COP24 Climate talks in Katewice, Poland – Shahir Masri is back from a 36 state climate science dog and pony show, and has recently published a book entitled, “Beyond Debate; 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change.”  With Mother Earth churning and burning at disturbing rates, Shahir’s jovial text calls the cats down from the climate denial trees. 

Scientist, Educator Visit Harwich during Nationwide Climate Action Tour

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Cape Cod Times - September 7, 2018
Shair Masri, an air pollution scientist, and his partner, educator Athina Simolaris, have put their careers aside for a year to embark on journey they’re calling “On the Road for Climate Action” to mobilize public action on the topic across the country, including on Cape Cod. On Friday afternoon, a room filled with 30 to 40 people at the Harwich Community Center, who came out to show their support and learn more about what they can do to stem climate change. 

AIR POLLUTION SCIENTIST BRINGING CLIMATE ACTION TOUR TO THE CAPE

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Cape Cod Newscenter - September 4, 2018

“On the Road to Climate Change” arrives on Cape Cod this week for presentations in three Cape towns. The 11-week educational climate advocacy tour is organized by air pollution scientist Shahir Masri and educator Athina Simolaris and will cross 35 states.   

THE EARTH IS NOT PARTISAN: TAKING CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE ROAD

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Emmetsburg News - August 14, 2018

Two educators from California have embarked on a 35-state tour to discuss the realities of climate change, debunk myths and instill hope it is not too late to save the planet. Dr. Shahir Masri holds a PhD from Harvard in environmental science.  

DRIVING THE CLIMATE CHANGE CONVERSATION TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU

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Huffington Post - August 9, 2018

Among most scientists, there is no debate about the existence of climate change or humanity’s role in global warming. So as he began his career, air pollution scientist Shahir Masri intended to do what scientists do: gather evidence, conduct research and publish papers. But as Masri talked to people in his community and saw the level of misinformation about climate change, he realized he needed to do more.  

SPEAKING OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Radio Interview  

National Public Radio Nevada - August 9th, 2018 

Every day that Nevadans see another high-temperature record shattered, they wonder: Is this global warming? But for most scientists who study the world's climate, there’s no question anymore. Dr. Shahir Masri is a UC Irvine Air Pollution Scientist whose new book debunks 50 common misconceptions about climate change.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: SHAHIR MASRI & ATHINA SIMOLARIS

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Citizens' Climate Lobby - May 24, 2018

The membership of CCL’s Orange Coast California chapter includes two academics from nearby University of California at Irvine (UCI). One of them, Dr. Shahir Masri, is an air pollution scientist who has already brought his expertise, respectful manner, and youthful energy to local presentations and meetings.   

CLIMATE SCIENCE DOG & PONY TOUR SUMMER 2018

Radio Interview  

Ask a Leader - June 12, 2018  

In this show, Dr. Masri explains his grassroots project to commence in just a matter of weeks. Called "On the Road for Climate Action," Dr. Masri and his partner will travel across the country to help raise awareness about climate change.

Together we can continue to raise the voice of science and ensure a safe, stable climate

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Los Angeles Times - May 22, 2018 
For those striving for climate action in America, the current social and political climate presents obstacles. Our current federal government has undermined and devalued science arguably more than any prior administration in history.  

Climate Change in Action

Radio Interview  

Awoke - May 16th, 2018

Dr. Masri speaks with radio hosted Calvin Grantt about his upcoming national climate outreach tour called "On the Road for Climate Action." 

A Way Out of the Severity of Global Warming

Radio Interview  

Awoke - October 11th, 2017

Dr. Masri discusses the seriousness of the climate crisis and the importance of sustainability and public action as we try to ensure a safe and habitable future. 

Climate Changes, Costs, & Still More Plastic

Radio Interview  

Ask a Leader - October 10, 2017 

Dr. Masri speaks with radio host Claudia Shambaugh about hot topics in the environment, including climate change and the ubiquitous problem of plastic pollution. 

Teachable Moments Amidst These Storms

Radio Interview  

Ask a Leader - September 26th, 2017

Dr. Masri connects the dots between climate change and  major extreme weather events that have been occurring with increasing frequency; from catastrophic wildfires to hurricanes and floods. What is the connection? 

Science & Climate Change in 2017

Radio Interview  

Ask a Leader - March 14th, 2017

Recently appointed to head the EPA, administrator Scott Pruitt has been called a threat to the very entity he has sworn to protect; namely, the environment. In this show, Dr. Masri discusses the threat of climate change in the context of the new White House. 

Help Save the Lakes, Rivers, and Oceans with The Beach Boys!

Public Service Announcement 

ColaNOW.org - April 10th, 2015

Dr. Masri teams up with The Beach Boys to bring you a public service announcement about keeping the oceans clean.