Other work

rmolar13 (at) aggienetwork.com

As a science writer and freelance editor at different research centers, I have contributed to feature stories, reports, briefings sheets, and other types of communications.


Reports, edits, and translations

Fourth National Climate Assessment: Frequently Asked Questions
Dzaugis, M.P., D.R. Reidmiller, C.W. Avery, A. Crimmins, L. Dahlman, D.R. Easterling, R. Gaal, E. Greenhalgh, D. Herring, K.E. Kunkel, R. Lindsey, T.K. Maycock, R. Molar, B.C. Stewart, and R.S. Vose, 2018: Frequently Asked Questions. In Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II [Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)]. U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC, USA, pp.

Penguins are starving as Antarctica gets warmer. Drones are counting the losses.
Scientists suspect that the population of the chinstrap penguins that inhabit Elephant Island is dwindling. A team that included two Northeastern doctoral students reports from their research expedition, which sought to measure the decline on penguin population using drones and machine learning algorithms.

In Spanish: Extreme event attribution: the climate versus weather blame game
For more than a decade, scientists have been accumulating evidence that in some places, global warming is making several kinds of extreme weather events more likely or more intense. Heat waves? Check. Heavy downpours? Check. Deeper and more frequent high-tide flooding? Check.

In Spanish: What’s the difference between global warming and climate change?
Global warming refers only to the Earth’s rising surface temperature, while climate change includes warming and the “side effects” of warming—like melting glaciers, heavier rainstorms, or more frequent drought. Said another way, global warming is one symptom of the much larger problem of human-caused climate change.

In Spanish: Which emits more carbon dioxide: volcanoes or human activities?
Human activities emit 60 or more times the amount of carbon dioxide released by volcanoes each year. Large, violent eruptions may match the rate of human emissions for the few hours that they last, but they are too rare and fleeting to rival humanity’s annual emissions. In fact, several individual U.S. states emit more carbon dioxide in a year than all the volcanoes on the planet combined do.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office highlights milestones and achievements in 2016 Annual Report
The report gives an overview of CPO’s achievements in FY16 and highlights the work done by the Office’s Divisions and Programs to advance scientific understanding of climate and improve society’s ability to plan and respond.


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