April 18, 2015: The North Carolina State University History Department will host Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, as the featured speaker for History Weekend.
Dr. Oreskes will present “Climate Science: Whom Do you Trust? A Historian’s Perspective” on Saturday, April 18, 10:00 am at Withers Hall, located on the NC State University campus. Her talk will address the history of climate change science, as well as climate skepticism.
Additional History Weekend events related to Dr. Oreskes’ presentation include a series of climate change reading groups at Wake County Public Libraries in early April and an April 16 showing of the film Disruption, a documentary on climate change.
For full details of all History Weekend events please see the web site history.ncsu.edu/historyweekend
All events are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended to reserve space.
Oreskes’ visit and the film are co-sponsored by the SE Climate Science Center and the NCSU Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences.
Dr. Oreskes is a leading scholar of the history of climate change science. She also contributes regularly to discussions of the political realities of climate change science. Her research interests include earth and environmental sciences, with a focus on understanding scientific consensus and dissent. Dr. Oreskes’ most recent works include The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future(2014) and Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming (2010), both co-authored with Erik M. Conway.