Telling the “Truth” About Climate Change

Date(s) - 05/02/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Northwestern University - Harris Hall

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Telling the Truth About Climate Change – Naomi Oreskes

Northwestern University

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard. Professor Oreskes’s research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Her 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, co-authored with Erik M. Conway, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and received the 2011 Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society.

Co-presented by the Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, the Science in Human Culture Program, and the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

The 2017-18 TRUTH Dialogues are a year-long conversation about knowledge crises and politics from humanistic perspectives, co-presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.