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614 Visiting Lecturer Bonus Lecture

"The Alternate Reality of Climate Skeptics"

Dr. Andrew E. Dessler, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Abstract: Most people trust science and scientists. So what do you do if you don't want to believe mainstream climate change science? In this talk, I will describe how climate skeptics have constructed an alternate reality to believe it. In this way, the debate over climate change turns into a debate over which reality should be believed. And people can choose to believe the reality that fits in with their preferred worldview.

Date April 18, 2013
Start/End Time 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location Building 33, Rm. H114
Contact Peter Colarco
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Event Type Seminars/Colloquia
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