Lecture: The battle over climate change

Anthrax scares, nuisance lawsuits and political attacks and are all in a day’s work for some climate scientists. In his July 2012 feature story in Popular Science, journalist Tom Clynes investigated the people and organizations behind the harassment—and their influence on scientific research, public opinion and policy. In this lecture, Clynes will bring attendees behind the scenes of his deeply reported article, and will share some of the more entertaining (and at times absurd) moments with prominent players in the climate-science-denial community (including Senator James Inhofe, author of “The Greatest Hoax”).

Tom Clynes is a contributing editor at Popular Science, and a 2010 U-M Knight Wallace Fellow. He also writes and photographs for National Geographic, Men’s Journal, GQ, and other publications.

  • Date:  October 3
  • Time:  4-5:30
  • Location:  Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom

This lecture is sponsored by the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program.  For more information, click here.

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