Recorded on December 2016

Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet? (Full Program)

Description 

The scientific consensus is that human activity is cooking the planet. Does President-elect Trump calling it a hoax embolden others in denial? Many people are concerned about the climate and deeply anxious that the new administration will double down on fossil fuels and erase recent climate progress.

Ten years ago Republicans John McCain and Lindsay Graham supported fighting climate change. But the party has changed it’s tune in recent years. Climate scientist Michael Mann and Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Tom Toles take a satirical look at how the issue became so divisive. Cristine Russell is a veteran science journalist with deep knowledge about the politicization of science. Renee Lertzman gets to the psychology of it all. Are we all in denial to some extent? Can better communication help us expand common ground and move on to solutions? Join us for a fun and informative look at manufactured doubt and genuine skepticism.

Speakers at this Event

Climate Engagement Strategist, Author and Speaker

Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University

Freelance Science Journalist

Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post