Videos & Media


Women in climate science

Interview with Sophie Yeo on Sexism and the IPCC

2018 Interview with me in Salty at Heart

Partly as a result of a fellowship with the OpEd Public voices project (which encourages women scholars to write for the media) I have written a number of recent op eds and columns for various media.  The one on teaching more optimistically generated the largest reaction so far.

Liverman D.M. 2014.  Paddington and Empathy for Immigrant Children. Huff Post Jan 2014.

Liverman, D.M. 2014. Women Who Make a Difference: Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs. Haury and the Pursuit of Environmental and Social Justice. Huff Post. Sep 22 2014.

Liverman, D.M. 2014. How to teach about climate without making your students feel hopeless. Washington Post, August 20 2104.

Liverman, D. M. 2014. What if climate change triggers cooperation, not conflict? Huffington Post, 7/18/2014.

Liverman, D., & Glasmeier, A. 2014. What are the economic consequences of climate change? The Atlantic. Retrieved from

Liverman, D. March 17 2014. The Wolves in Our Dogs: Are We Trying to Protect the Species Because They’re So Much Like Man’s Best Friend?Pacific Standard. Retrieved from

Liverman, D. 5 February 2014. Why Sun Belters Should Resist the Winter Weather Gloat. Huffington Post. Retrieved from

Liverman, D. Feb 6 2014. Interview with Montana Public Radio.

Liverman, D., & Garfin, G. 2013. A hotspot for change: causes and consequences of global warming in the Southwest. The Washington Spectator.



UA Regents Professor Diana Liverman: Video Biography

Future Earth.  A couple of short videos where several of us talk about the challenges facing the new international science program called Future Earth for which I cochaired the transition team. I begin the first video and speak about 50 secs into the second.

Rio+20 Summit A speech on climate adaptation at Rio+20—20%3A-Forum-on-Science%2C-Technology-e-Innovation-for-Sustainable-Development-XI-12829.html#.U-5Y-kg6ZSs  I am at minute 19 or so.

Social science and sustainable development.  A talk I gave at the anniversary of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna Austria in 2012 where I focus on the importance of evaluating our efforts (8mins)

Marfa dialogues This is an audio clip from the Marfa Dialogs on climate change in Sep 2012 where Texas state climatologist and I discuss climate change in the Southwest with an audience of artists. (audio, 20 mins)

Social driving forces of environmental change.  This is  plenary talk (20mins) that I gave at the international Planet under Pressure conference in March 2012. I was asked to discuss the social context for the Anthropocene in the opening plenary. Will Steffen looked at the natural science issues. Here is a BBC article about my talk:

Ecology, Ethics and Interdependence.  In this video from 2011 I have the privilege to conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a week long Mind and Life workshop in Dharamsala, India. Ten of us met with his holiness to discuss global change issues. I was asked to talk to him about the ideas of the Anthropocene, Planetary Boundaries and climate change (I am introduced about 30 mins into the 2 hour video)

Misunderstanding social science This is a lecture (30 mins) that I gave at the Sackler – Climate Change Colloquium at US National Academy of Sciences in April 2011 where I try to explain some of the myths natural scientists have about social sciences on global change.  I also gave a longer version of this at the opening of the Amsterdam Global Change Institute in 2011. This video is in several segments (dml1dml2dml3, dml4)

Interview with me for the UK Open University project on climate change

Talk at Oxford 21st Century School on Climate Change

Interview with BBC radio after 2009 Climate conference in Copenhagen (I come in at 2:30)

July 2010 Climate Adaptation Futures Conference, Gold Coast, Australia (video with my talk at about 50 mins here: