In 2017 I began what I hope will be a series of interviews with environmental scientists. The interviews are driven by a simple question: what kinds of narratives emerge through interviews with scientists who have either played key roles in Global Environmental Change programs (that research human impacts on Earth systems) and/or studied the impacts of climate change on local environments. And what might these narratives have to offer broader non-specialist audiences? An extract from the first interview with Pep Canadell, Executive Director of the international Global Carbon Project, Science and Stories Offering Hope for the Climate is published in Weber: The Contemporary West, Fall 2018 in a special issue on Transformations of the Anthropocene. The special issue is co-produced by Weber and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU in Munich.