What is The $70K Soufflé about?

This blog started when I took a solar-powered electric bike on a cross-country Amtrak trip and wrote a travelogue. That trip is over, but the blog continues with new posts exploring the same themes that emerged on the trip: climate, the energy transition, intentional community, and the mind-body connection (AKA somatics).

Who’s writing it?

I’m Jake! I’m a postdoctoral climate researcher at Harvard. My research connects the basic building blocks of atmospheric physics — convection and radiation — to the emergent phenomena of planetary climate. You can find all of my academic publications at my professional website. Besides climate, I’m really passionate about exercise of all kinds.

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Climate scientist @ Harvard. Passionate about intentional community, somatics, and envisioning life without fossil fuels.