Winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2019 Competition

Winners of the EGU Best Blog Posts of 2019 Competition

2019 was a brilliant year for our blogging network here at EGU. Across the EGU’s official blog, GeoLog, as well as the network and division blogs there were so many interesting, educational and just downright entertaining posts this year it was hard to get the blog editors to choose their favourites!

Nevertheless in December, to celebrate the excellent display of science writing across the network and division blogs, we launched the EGU Blogs competition. From a shortlist of posts selected by our blog editors, we invited you, the EGU Blogs readers, to vote for your favourite post of 2019. We also invited EGU division blog editors and office staff to take part in a panel vote. After more than two weeks of voting, the winners are finally in!

So a huge congratulations to the Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP) Division Blog, winner of the public vote, and the Cryospheric Sciences (CR) Division Blog, winner of the panel vote!

The NP division blog was crowned winner of this year’s public vote for their post on Abrupt Warming could bring our planet a “Hothouse Earth” with catastrophic consequences for our economy and society – written by blog contributor Davide Faranda on the results of an important paper that discussed the link between anthropogenic carbon emissions and the likelihood of a chain reaction leading to catastrophic climate change.

The CR blog secured first place in the panel vote with their post: Cryo-adventures – Life and science at a central Greenland ice core drilling camp, a fun post by Petra Langebroek about her experiences of life at an Arctic field station, illustrated using Lego minifigures in comic book style!

All the posts entered into the competition are worthy of a read too, so head over to the poll and click on the post titles to learn about a variety of topics: from the experiences of hydrologists taking part in the #GlobalClimateStrike, to an explanation of Norway’s new InSAR mapping service helping to monitor unstable rock slopes.

If the start of a new year, with its inevitable resolutions, along with the range and breadth of posts across the EGU Blogs have inspired you to try your hand at a little science writing, then remember all the EGU Blogs welcome (and encourage!) guest posts. We particularly encourage a wide diversity of writers to send us their ideas, as it is the variety of guest posts, in addition to regular features, which makes the blogs such a great read.

If you would like to contribute to any of the network, division blogs or GeoLog, please send a short paragraph detailing your idea to the EGU Communications Officer, Hazel Gibson at

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Hazel Gibson is Head of Communications at the European Geosciences Union. She is responsible for the management of the Union's social media presence and the EGU blogs, where she writes regularly for the EGU's official blog, GeoLog. She has a PhD in Geoscience Communication and Cognition from the University of Plymouth in the UK. Hazel tweets @iamhazelgibson.

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