In recent times, global warming and other factors affecting our environment have become newsworthy topics. One of the pioneers of environmental studies is Dr. Adrian Rubin. Her work in the field of climatology and renewable energy is highly respected. Amazingly, Dr. Rubin has made much of her research and wisdom available for the benefit of the human family. I had the blessed opportunity to talk with Dr. Rubin and was greatly inspired. Enjoy!
Warlock Asylum: Greetings Dr. Rubin! It is indeed an honor to talk with you and hear some of your insights about something that affects us all, the environment. Can you share with a few things about yourself and life’s work with our readers?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: Thank you! I am a climatologist from Philadelphia, or to make it simpler an atmospheric scientist. Studies in climatology deal primarily in observing the causes that influence weather conditions.
Warlock Asylum: Wow! That is a very interesting field of study and line of work. What inspired you to pursue a career of this sort?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: As a child, I was fascinated with the clouds. I would often look up at them in the sky as if they were a work of magic. During my time in high school, I excelled in science and though I was prompted by some of my teachers to pursue a career in medicine, Earth’s atmosphere kept calling me. In some ways, I felt that our planet needed a doctor, several doctors, who seek to understand and aid in the atmospheric processes that make life on Earth possible.
Warlock Asylum: What steps did you have to take in order to become a climatologist?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: I completed a 4-year degree in meteorological science with a concentration in climatology at Princeton University. It was during my studies at Princeton that became more aware of global warming and the threat, which the phenomenon is now posing to the Earth’s ecosystem.
Much of my practical experience in the field came from the internships I pursued with various weather and climatology associations. Soon afterward, I was accepted into the doctoral program in climatology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Warlock Asylum: What are some of the practical work and responsibilities of a climatologist?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: My work involves creating advanced computer models of the targeted region’s weather. I also collect and analyze data from sources such as ice cores, soil, water, air, and even plant life to find patterns in weather.
Warlock Asylum: Can you share with us some of the joys of working as a climatologist?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: I receive a lot of encouragement from working with children. I enjoy hosting school field trips and sharing some basic principles about climatology with our youth. Children are our future and the more awareness they have of our environment exists a greater possibility of a better future.
Warlock Asylum: One of the things that I respect about your work is that you have taken an active interest in the environment, particularly when it comes to the subject of renewable energy. How did your career evolve to include this subject?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: I think that incorporating renewable energy into our daily life is one way that we can work with our environment. I attended the University of New South Wales and was educated at its School of Renewable Engineering. I would go on to complete a masters program and earned the Master of the Built Environment in Sustainable Design.
Warlock Asylum: Wow! I commend you on your ambitious undertakings. What are some of the things that you have been able to implement in regards to renewable energy since this time?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: During my time at the University of South Wales, I was able to aid in the development of the course titled Solar Architectural Technologies. I am currently the leading sustainability advisor of Clean Energy Corporation Australia.
Warlock Asylum: Is solar energy the solution?
Dr. Adrian Rubin: Solar energy has always been with us. It is the reason plants produce food and rule our metabolism. We now have the opportunity to use our native star’s energy, solar energy, for the benefit of human society. We would save resources and take a much wiser course by doing so.
Thank you, Dr. Rubin! I would also like to inform our readers that Dr. Rubin has authored several books and maintains a blog. Readers can receive updates about Dr. Rubin by visiting her website: https://www.adrianrubin.org/