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Naomi Oreskes: Science, Policy, and Climate Change

Dr. Naomi Oreskes is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. Oreskes is an internationally renowned geologist, science historian, and author of both scholarly and popular books and articles on the history of earth and environmental science, including The Rejection of Continental Drift (Oxford, 1999), Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History of the Modern Theory of the Earth (Westview, 2003), and in recent decades has been a leading voice on the issue of anthropogenic climate change.

Her 2004 essay, "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change" (Science 306: 1686) has been widely cited, both in the United States and abroad, and she has written nearly fifty opinion pieces, which have appeared in The Times (London), The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Nature, Science, The New Statesman, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and other venues. Her 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming, co-authored with Erik M. Conway, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, won the Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society, and has been translated into eight languages.

Join Dr. Oreskes and UNIV 102: Let's Talk About Climate Change for this public talk and reception. Kindly register at the link below.

Contact: Office of Undergraduate Education University Course on Climate Change