David Haase is a M.S. candidate in Environmental Studies at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in Syracuse, NY. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho, with a minor in Climate Change. David grew up on a farm in Eastern Nebraska and still has strong ties to family and friends in that region. After raising a family and several moves around the country, he finally completed his B.S. in Moscow, ID in 2013. David’s primary interests are the communication of science, climate change communication, and the understanding of risk perception by individuals. His senior thesis at Idaho concerned jargon in climate change communication, and its role in climate change belief by individuals. His current work involves studying the decision-making process by survivors of Hurricane Sandy and the role that belief in climate change attribution to the storm’s intensity will inform future adaptation and decisions by them. David’s career goals include improving hazard and climate change communication to the public as well as policy-makers, and the implementation of sound adaptation strategies for both. He currently resides in Camillus, NY and has three children aged 15, 11, and 9.