Illahee Lecture Series: Naomi Oreskes on Certainty and Uncertainty in Climate Science
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 7:30pm

Illahee Lecture Series

Free for Portland State University Students

All lectures begin at 7:30pm and will be held at Pacific Northwest College of Art's Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St, Portland, OR. 


Naomi Oreskes is one of the world’s leading historians of science, focusing on consensus and dissent in science. In her recent co-authored book Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, Oreskes tells an important story about the misuse of science to mislead the public for political and commercial gain. She will explore the recent history of uncertainty cast on the climate change debate, and how it affects present day and future planning scenarios. Oreskes will be joined by a panel of regional climate experts for a post-talk discussion about what it means for the future of the Pacific Northwest.

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