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TOPIC: “Can Science Be Saved: Moving Beyond Climate Denial”

SPEAKER: Naomi Oreskes, Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science Harvard University

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian, and public speaker, she is a leading voice on the role of science in society and the reality of anthropogenic climate change.

Why Trust Science? Oreskes is author or co-author of seven books, and over 150 articles, essays, and opinion pieces, including Discerning Experts (University Chicago Press, 2019), Why Trust Science? (Princeton University Press, 2019), and Science on a Mission: American Oceanography from the Cold War to Climate Change, (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). Merchants of Doubt, co-authored with Erik Conway, was the subject of a documentary film of the same name produced by Participant Media and distributed by SONY Pictures Classics and has been translated into nine languages.

The Science and Values in Climate Risk Management Speaker Series hosts invited speakers to generate discussion bridging the scientific and ethical sides of climate change research. The speakers will present new ideas designed for an interdisciplinary audience.

This series is organized by the Center for Climate Risk Management and the Climate and Sustainability Ethics Initiative in the Rock Ethics Institute, which is convened by Casey Helgeson, Klaus Keller, and Nancy Tuana.