The Climate Misinformation Campaign that Confused America
Join us on Wednesday August 11th, 2010, 6 P.M. in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center for a free event that is open to the public.
Steve Kelley, Senior Fellow, Director of Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Will Steger, Polar Explorer and Founder, Will Steger Foundation
Special Guest, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, author of Merchants of Doubt with Erik M. Conway
According to a recent study from the Yale Project on Climate Change, 40 % of Americans believe there is major scientific disagreement as to whether global warming is real. Yet you would be hard-pressed to find any working climate scientist who didn't think global warming is happening, and has been for some time. But ever since researchers first began examining the evidence that our planet was heating up--and that human activities were probably to blame--people have been questioning the data, doubting the evidence, and attacking the scientists who collect and explain it.
Science historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, explains what--or rather who--is to blame for this misinformation conundrum. It's the troubling story of how a cadre of ideologues clouded the public interpretation of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.
This event is in partnership with the Will Steger Foundation