I'm a scientist and science communications practitioner. I write about water, wildfire, and climate change. My work has been published at New Republic, On Being, Bay Nature, and more. My book Getting to the Heart of Science Communication: A Guide to Engagement is forthcoming from Island Press in Spring 2021. You can find me on Twitter @frkearns and Instagram @fkearns, and sign up for my periodic newsletter The Hard Stuff.
NEW: Join us for Water Talk! Mallika Nocco, Sam Sandoval, and I have started a new podcast focused on all things water in California. You can join in the live conversations Tuesdays at noon PT and/or download the podcast where you get them -- details at the link above.
RECENT POPULAR WRITING
RECENT ACADEMIC WRITING
Supporting sustainable groundwater management | California Agriculture with D. Parker
Climate change trends and impacts on California agriculture: A detailed review | Agronomy with T. Pathak, M.L. Maskey, J.A. Dahlberg, K.M. Bali, and D. Zaccaria
Building climate change resilience in California through UC Cooperative Extension | California Agriculture with T. Grantham, S. Kocher, T. Pathak, and L. Roche
How climate change primed California’s power shutdown | National Geographic
The weight of the world | Mother Jones
Deadly, destructive fires happening to more Californians, over and over again | Ventura County Star
Living on the edge | Slate
Don't blame storm victims for this | Earther/Gizmodo
California's climate emergency | Rolling Stone