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LUCSUS and LUMES research wins Environmental Research Letters 'Best Article of 2017'

Kimberly Nicholas and former LUMES student Seth Wynes' article on the four most effective personal lifestyle choices to reduce your carbon footprint has received the prestigous prize 'Best Article of 2017' from the journal Environmental Research Letters.
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Their paper, 'The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions' received significant media coverage during 2017 and also featured in the list of Carbon Brief's Top 10 climate papers of 2017

- I’m incredibly proud of former LUMES student Seth Wynes for his years of hard work to research, write, revise, persist after rejections, publish, and communicate this paper, says Kimberly Nicholas, researcher at LUCSUS. He almost wrote his LUMES master’s thesis on a bird in Canada called the gray jay! I’m really glad that he instead went back to a question his students asked him, when he was a high school science teacher, as the focus of his research instead: what can we as individuals do that really makes a difference for the climate?

- I have learned so much from working with him, and from answering a question that people beyond academia really care about. Working with Seth throughout this process has been one of the biggest highlights of my career, and has sharpened my professional mission of helping to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, which we need to do in order to avoid dangerous climate change and have the best chance for a good life for everyone on Earth.

Read the editoral note from the editors at Environmental Research Letters at iop.org

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