Joe has a unique background in physics, math, philosophy, atmospheric science, complexity, and cognitive linguistics. More than a decade ago, he left the academy to trail blaze a path for other practitioners to follow. Awakened to the threat of human-induced climate disruption while pursuing a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, he switched fields and began to work with scholars in the behavioral and cognitive sciences with the hope of helping create large-scale behavior change at the level of global civilization.