Who is Responsible for Climate Change?
- Science Historian and Author
- Professor, University of California, San Diego Department of History
- Adjunct Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Naomi Oreskes has a long-standing interest in understanding the establishment of scientific consensus and the role and character of scientific dissent. For the past decade, she has primarily been interested in the problem of human-caused climate change. She has won numerous prizes, including the 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year.
Oreskes and co-author Erik Conway argue in their 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt, that some scientists with extensive political connections have run campaigns for over four decades denying well-established scientific knowledge about tobacco, acid rain, DDT, and, most importantly, climate change.
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.