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A Matter Theater | Petrogeology and Denial

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Naomi Oreskes and Colin P. Summerhayes

Petrogeology and Denial
Why do policymakers only become active when there are dead bodies? Naomi Oreskes and Colin P. Summerhayes describe how policymakers and the general public approach problems of global warming and environmental pollution—a mixture of denial, fear, and recklessness: a critique.

Naomi Oreskes is a professor at Department of the History of Science, Harvard University. Colin P. Summerhayes, climate studies expert, is professor emeritus of geophysics and a member of the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge.