I Was a Climate Skeptic—the Three Things That Changed My Mind

How did climate skeptic Jacob Martin become a climate champion? Should we give up on climate skeptics? In his TEDx Talk, ISCAST Associate Dr Jacob Martin explains the three things that changed his mind: respect, good information, and connecting what he valued to the climate.

Jacob is a materials scientist and nanotechnologist working on climate-stabilising technologies. Jacob has run the gamut in renewable/climate research, including biomass-to-power, algae biofuels, solar photovoltaics, carbon capture, pollution reduction and carbon materials for hydrogen storage, water filtration and batteries. Jacob completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2019. In 2021 he took up a Forrest Fellowship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtin University in Perth, Australia working on advanced carbon materials for decarbonisation.