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Naomi Oreskes

Science Historian, Author

The American Denial of Global Warming


Nov. 20, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall

Naomi Oreskes is the author of “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change,” which laid to rest the idea that there was significant disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of global warming and its human causes. Since its publication, the essay has been widely cited by scientific and political leaders in The New Yorker, USA Today, and National Geographic, among others. Dr. Oreskes is professor of the history of science and the affiliated professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Her books include The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science, Science Without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives, Plate Tectonics: An Insider’s History of the Modern Theory of the Earth, and Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.