The Los Angeles Times - August 26th, 2022
Dr. Masri's interview with the LA Times describes the increased risk sustained by elderly people during wildfire events, drawing from research conducted by he and his team at UC Irvine.
Marketplace - August 3rd, 2022
Dr. Masri, along with other researchers, are interviewed about the overlap between low socioeconomic status and wildfire risk.
The Orange County Register - July 11th, 2022
This article describes the lead contamination in Santa Ana, and how vehicle emissions have played a role, drawing from Dr. Masri's researcher that delved into the historical city archives.
Healthline - July 7th, 2022
This interview presents Dr. Masri's opinion on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision as it relates to climate change and health.
Ask a Leader - November 16th, 2021
Shahir Masri offers perspective about what was achieved or not achieved at COP26 in Glasgow these last several weeks. Skip to minute 27:00 to catch the discussion!
Ask a Leader - October 26th, 2021
In the second segment (minute 28:00), air quality scientist Shahir Masri discusses his monitoring of indoor air quality in documenting workplace hazards in Santa Ana. He describes a tool among many, the AtmoTube Pro.
LA Times, Daily Pilot - October 20th, 2021
This article highlights the Kingspan workers' fight for clean air and the scientific research and analysis that Dr. Masri conducted to uncover the polluted air within the facility.
The Sustainable Climber Podcast - Jan 7th, 2021
In this interview, podcast host McKay Williams and I discuss the basics of climate change, what impact it has on outdoor recreation and how outdoor recreationalists like myself can get involved with the movement to fight for our climate and our planet.
Grist - Oct 26th, 2020
In this piece, journalist Yvette Cabrera interviews me about our recent soil lead study published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. She discusses the environmental injustice that surrounds Santa Ana, and the ways in which policy can either help solve or perpetuate the soil lead threat.
Speak Environment - June 20th, 2020
In the debut episode of her new podcast, college host Cierra Dawson and I discuss my early academic career and the road of coursework, internships, and other milestones that led me to Harvard, UC Irvine, and ultimately a career in environmental pollution research and outreach.
Your Planet News Briefing - June 5th, 2020
In this podcast, hosts John and Ralph call me all the way from the U.K. to discuss my climate outreach work and future projects. We talked about my current book, next book and what differentiates them from other books on climate change. We also talk about my views on the changing role of scientists in the face of a global climate crisis.
Find Out Why - June 2nd, 2020
In this interview, I break down environmental science into digestible bits. Specifically, I discuss the risks associated with climate change, how misinformation has damaged the public’s perception on climate change, the connection between deforestation and the spread of COVID-19, the negative environmental effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, and more!
Moments of Clarity - May 9th, 2020
In this podcast, Australian host Matthew Barney and I discuss how early life experiences influence who we become, balancing research and outreach, the importance of individual choices, politics, the climate crisis, Covid-19 and sustainability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.