The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions has hosted an impressive line-up of climate change researchers over the last two years, but tonight they are hosting a biggie:

Speaker: Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science Studies, University of California San Diego, author and 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year

Title: Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Description:  Find out why people mistakenly believe the science of climate change is unsettled. In Merchants of Doubt, Oreskes and co-author Erik Conway revealed how a group of high-level scientists, with extensive political connections, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over issues including acid rain, the ozone hole, global warming, DDT, and the harms of tobacco.

This long campaign of sowing doubt, which found its roots in the ideology of free market fundamentalism, has skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era.

Time & Location: Mon. June 27, 7:30 - 9:00 pm | Flury Hall (B150), Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria

You can watch a live webcast of Oreskes’ lecture starting at 7:30pm Pacific time.

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