From our partners at PBS Digital Studios, Hot Mess is a show about how climate change impacts all of us, and about how we can create a better future for our planet and ourselves.
Joe Hanson, Ph.D., is a science writer, biologist, and YouTube educator. He is the creator and host of It’s Okay To Be Smart, an award-winning science education show from PBS Digital Studios that celebrates curiosity and the pleasure of finding things out. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and his science writing has been published by WIRED, Nautilus, Scientific American and Texas Monthly. He lives in Austin, TX.
Miriam Nielsen is a video journalist and animator in New York. She has produced science and educational videos for The Verge and CBS News and raises awareness about environmental issues on her YouTube channel zentouro. She is pursuing a master’s degree from Columbia University in Climate and Society. Interests include biking, Frisbee and posting Instagrams of her dog, Darcy.
Talia Buford covers disparities in environmental impacts for ProPublica. Previously, she was an environment and labor reporter at The Center for Public Integrity, where her work focused mostly on wage theft and the Environmental Protection Agency’s lackluster enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. She also covered energy for POLITICO Pro, and started her career covering municipal and legal affairs at The Providence (R.I.) Journal. She earned a master’s degree in the study of law from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Hampton University.