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Scenarios of Collapse

Climate change is a fact. And yet, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence, science is facing a strong politically motivated opposition that tries to cast doubt on that evidence. Our guest Naomi Oreskes plays a leading role in the study of the political and rhetorical mechanisms that drive climate change denial, not only through her excellent academic work but also as renowned public advocate for climate action. In our conversation with Dr Oreskes, we will discuss the role of science in the conflict with climate change denialism. Questions like the following will be addressed: How should scientists confront pseudo-scientific statements? How should scientists react when confronted with so-called “facsimile science”? How can trust in science be re-established? Do scientists have a social responsibility that goes beyond the production and communication of scientific knowledge? What role can and should the humanities play in this regard?

 

Climate Change Denial and the Responsibility of Science

Speaker: Oreskes Naomi

Duration: 00:47:57

Date: 13.01.2017

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Click here to read commentary by Journalist Marcel Hänggi

Science, Policy and Politics

Speaker: Gruber Nicolas

Duration: 00:09:32

Date: 13.01.2017

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Scenarios of Collapse: Climate Change Denial and the Responsibility of Science

Speaker: Kueffer Christoph

Duration: 00:16:19

Date: 13.01.2017

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Discussion

Speakers: Oreskes Naomi; Gruber Nicolas; Kueffer Christoph

Duration: 00:16:25

Date: 13.01.2017

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This event was sponsored by EH-CH together with the Branco Weiss ‘Society in Science‘ program