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Climate Change Analyst

Climate Change Analyst

Climate Change Analyst


Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography 

Overview: Climate change analysts evaluate scientific data and research concerning the climate to create models and predictions about what could happen to the Earth's climate in the future. Climate change analysts need to know both the policy and scientific aspects of their work, though roles tend to focus on one or the other. Some duties include: Analyzing data to inform stakeholders, writing papers and speeches, studying use of fuels and proposing alternatives, researching policies of environmental management, making recommendations related to climate change, providing analysis for policy briefs on sustainability, energy efficiency, climate change and other related topics, developing and delivering educational outreach programs on the effects of climate change, preparing and presenting proposals for research projects, promoting initiatives to mitigate climate change, preparing grant and funding applications, conducting laboratory and field testsYou may end up working for a variety of different clients. Governments use climate change information to draw up legislation while charities and other groups use it for awareness campaigns or fundraising efforts. 

Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Environmental Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Climatology, Quantitative Methods 

Skills: Meteorology, Climatology, Quantitative Methods, Geographic Information Systems 

Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science

Learn more about Climate Change Analyst from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm

Written by Christopher Hinojosa