Science Direct: Simon Roz
Simon Roz works for Greenpeace as a Climate and Energy campaigner. He is one of our featured experts on Climate Change.
- What did you want to be when you grew up? Well like a lot of people it took me a while to work that one out. But I’ve always liked working with people.
- The idea/s that changed my life was/were… my parents and their friends were passionate anti-war and public education advocates, so I think their socioeconomic activism rubbed off on me .
- I’m always being asked about… what Greenpeace does, who we are and what my job title means. There’s lots of misconceptions about Greenpeace, so I’m always happy to clear those up.
- My worst job has been… as a kid I worked for a few weeks on a turkey farm – it was gruesome.
- I often wonder… what people are thinking when they conduct themselves in a manner that suggests they have no consideration for things other than profits.
- I hope that…the renewable energy revolution we have to have, also brings about a new consideration for people, other species and future generations.
- The best thing about my job is… I get paid to do something that I love doing
- The hardest thing about my job is… Its hard not getting too emotionally involved with what your doing
Climate change specific questions:
- What I would say to climate change skeptics is… if 2,000 doctors said you had a terrible disease and that you should treat it, and 2 said you didn’t and should take no treatment, who would you think is most likely right?
- What I would say to you about what you can do about climate change is… find something that isn’t happening that you feel passionate about, and spend a small amount of time trying to get the result you want. Collectively, all of our efforts will add up.
- What I think Australia can do is…Just follow the scientist’s advice.