what scientists know and why they know it.
The lecture was given at Stanford University 10/23/2012.
July 24, 2008 The title sums it up quite well and the articulate professor touches all bases leavened with some welcome humor. In the process of explaining what and why scientists know what they do - Dr. Schneider also discusses "balanced" news coverage and the balance between speculative components and established components of any field of science. He also reviews some items the denialist press continue to peddle, including the back story to the "70s imminent ice age" claims, among others.
A March 2, 2010 presentation based off of her recent book,
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscure the Truth about Climate Change.
Dr. Naomi Oreskes, author and professor of history and science studies,
University of California, San Diego.
From the University of Rhode Island's Spring 2010 Vetlesen Lecture Series,
People and Planet Global Environmental Change.