Monday, April 3, 2017

Join Naomi Oreskes at XU on April 6





 APRIL 6, 2017   7-9 P.M.

Cintas Center: James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center
Complimentary Parking
Climate Change: Now What?
Internationally renowned author, geologist, science historian and Harvard professor, Naomi Oreskes is a leading voice on the issue of the role of humans in affecting climate change and is the author of both scholarly and popular books and articles.  
In her recent book, The Collapse of Western Civilization, she speculates on our future if warnings of climate catastrophe are ignored.  Her TED Talk, “Why We Should Trust Scientists” has over a million views.  In the influential  book and documentary, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming,  Oreskes examined how a small group of scientists joined forces with political interests to challenge the scientific consensus on important health and environmental issues.

Naomi Oreskes 2nd European TA conference in Berlin 2015.JPG

Naomi Oreskes is currently professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University.  She has lectured widely and won numerous prizes including the 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year and the 2015 Geological Society of American Public Service Award.  She met Pope Francis at a special meeting on climate change and sustainability held at the Vatican and in 2015 wrote the introduction to the Melville House edition of the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality, Laudato Si’.
CLIMATE JUSTICE SERIES:  We define Climate Justice as climate-related policies and practices that are ecologically sound as well as economically advantageous for all members of society, especially the least well off, who are often the most affected by climate change. 

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