The American Denial of Climate Warming
Holland Performing Arts Center
Science historian Naomi Oreskes will present "The American Denial of Climate Warming" as part of the Holland Lecture Series. Oreskes views scientific doubt as a strategy to confuse the public and in turn influence policy. She claims climate change is part of the larger practice of scientific denialism. Climate-change deniers widely criticize her work, which puts her at the middle of the controversy. Her book, "Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming," co-authored with Erik Conway, found parallels between the climate change debate and earlier public discourse surrounding tobacco, the ozone hole and acid rain. The book was later made into a documentary film. Her research, essays, opinion pieces and books examine the earth and environmental sciences with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent.
She earned her Ph.D at Stanford University and is a professor of the History of Science and affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.
Tickets are FREE for this reserved seating event.