Shortly after the New York Times referred to Currier's largest and most important composition as 'mostly pseudoscientific,' he started to become engaged in a wide variety of endeavors in pursuit of broader public understanding of Earth System science. Currier has since then served as Senior Climate Adviser and methane specialist for Public Policy Virginia, has been a member of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project since its early days, ranking among its top presenters, and has spoken on climate change at the United Nations headquarters, at UNICEF headquarters at the United Nations, at Columbia University, and New York University, among many others. Shortly after joining Gore's organization, Currier began what has been a central focus of his scientific interests ever since, which concerns the potential for methane and other short-lived climate forcers to play a leading role in controlling near-term climate and attenuating Arctic warming. Currier was a guest panelist for the first of Gore's “24 Hours of Reality” events, viewed by some 8 million live. Starting in 2011, he began writing on methane and other climate issues for the Huffington Post. He founded the climate group 1250now, focused on methane and near-term climate, and was a founding member of the London-based AMEG (Arctic Methane Emergency Group), which twice presented before the UK Parliament.
The score of Currier's 'pseudoscientific' oratorio was recently put on display for a year at the London Museum of Science, part of an exhibition on Lovelock and Gaia theory organized by their Climate Changing Programme. This website is devoted to showcasing the interrelationships between Currier's mixture of musical creativity and pursuit of scientific engagement, in particular a deeper and wider understanding of the implications of our changing climate.
In 2013, Currier had a number of meetings with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and his staff regarding methane policy. Whitehouse, among the senators most deeply involved with climate policy in the United States, and among those who worked most closely with the Obama administration, a few months later chaired a Senate committee hearing on methane emissions (Environment & Public Works, November, 2013). Four months later the Obama administration released its methane strategy paper for the President's Climate Action Plan.
Currier has also been an advocate for broader understanding and recognition of Gaia theory. He co-authored Life's Tectonics (a chapter of the book Chimeras and Consciousness, MIT Press, 2011) with NASA scientist Paul D. Lowman, which takes a 'comparative planetology' viewpoint. Recent data from Mars has helped confirm its lack of Earth-style tectonics, highlighting in turn the role that water, and hence life, have likely played in the tectonics of our home, and helping to yet again underscore how, as Vladimir Vernadsky asserted, "Life is a geological force." The paper was cited before publication, when Lynn Margulis, its editor, was keynote speaker for NASA's celebration of the 50th year of its exobiology program.