Peter Kalmus

Peter Kalmus

Peter Kalmus is a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (speaking on his own behalf). He lives in suburban Los Angeles on one-tenth the fossil fuel of the average American. His book is “Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution.”

Articles by this author

“There is overwhelming research that distress and anxiety relating to climate is on the rise.”  (Photo: Milamai/Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 10, 2018
The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief
Sometimes a wave of climate grief breaks over me. It happens unexpectedly, perhaps during a book talk, or while on the phone with a congressional representative. In a millisecond, without warning, I’ll feel my throat clench, my eyes sting, and my stomach drop as though the Earth below me is falling...
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Monday, December 25, 2017
A Radical Vision for Food: Everyone Growing It for Each Other
I grow a half-dozen fruit trees along my 40-foot stretch of sidewalk. The generous fig tree just finished, two young apple trees and a pomegranate are full of bounty, and the kumquat and persimmon are ripening. As much as I love the simple act of orcharding, I’m also sharing a radical vision for...
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