[Podcast] Everything You Need to Know About Climate Change Right Now With Dr. Naomi Oreskes: Episode 6
Dr. Naomi Oreskes is a Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, she is a leader in communicating climate science to the wider public. She’s a ripping skier and outdoorswoman. I met Naomi on a trip to Washington DC with Protect Our Winters (she serves on the Board of Directors) and we instantly bonded. Like me, Dr. Oreskes is petite in stature, but don’t let her size fool you. She has more courage and bravery than most people I know.
Her book, Merchants of Doubt, which covers the parallels between climate change denial and controversies of tobacco smoking, acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer helped me find my voice on climate change again after years of ad-hominem attacks by climate change trolls and deniers.
In this episode, she shares with us everything you need to know about climate change right now. We discuss how you can get involved as a climate activist, how to talk to about climate change with people who don't believe it's real, why we need to listen to scientists and how to deal with attacks when you talk about climate. She shares tips on how we can discern between credible and misinformation on social media and where we can go for good climate science. We discuss the parallels between climate change and Coronavirus, both in our government response and what we can take from that to address the problems of climate change.
Then, she goes into discredited the big lies of climate change denial and she outlines the solutions to fix climate change now. Dr. Oreskes discusses why it's not a population growth problem and speaks to all these issues with clarity and precision.
With Coronavirus dominating the news, it's more important than ever that we continue to talk about climate change. This episode will answer your questions and empower you to find your voice to lead these important discussions.
Resources for Climate Science:
American Meteorological Society
American Association For the Advancement of Science
Other papers referenced in the show:
Pope Francis's Encyclical on Climate Change
Naomi's Favorite Book, The Burger's Daughter
Thanks to Rising Appalachia for providing our opening and closing music, for Avery Sandack for his audio editing expertise and to Aaron Blatt for the image of Naomi.
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