About the Author

Working at the intersection of art and science, Melissa Fleming is both an environmental communicator and visual artist.

She created and is the principal writer of The Weather Gamut – a blog about all things related to weather and climate. Melissa has also developed and delivered a selection of slide presentations aimed at increasing public understanding of the science, impacts, and possible solutions to climate change. One of these talks, “The Art and Science of Climate Change”, blends her two passions and centers on the way art can help broaden the public conversation about this critical issue. She has presented at a variety of venues, including several national conferences.

Her artwork, which has been exhibited, published, and collected internationally, is largely an exploration of the transient and often unseen aspects of the natural world.

Melissa received an MFA from the Parsons School of Design and a science-based Master Naturalist Certificate from Cornell University.  She is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and the International Environmental Communication Association. Melissa lives and works in New York City.

Melissa at the edge of Byron Glacier in Alaska.

Melissa at the edge of Byron Glacier in Alaska.