Professor Paul Edwards beats the clock on NBC

UMSI professor Paul Edwards was recently tapped by NBC Universal to appear in one of the network’s “30 Seconds to Know” segments. In these videos, noted experts have 30 seconds to explain a term or answer a question on a wide variety of topics, ranging from science to sports.

Edwards’ challenge was to explain global temperature. See how he did it.

The spot aired during commercial breaks on MSNBC's Morning Joe and Andrea Mitchell Reports the week of October 27, 2014.

A professor of information and history, Edwards is the author of A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data and the Politics of Global Warming (MIT Press 2010), named a 2010 Book of the Year by The Economist. The book has also won the Computer History Museum Prize in 2011 and the 2013 Louis J Battan Author’s Award of the American Meteorological Society.

Posted October 23, 2014