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Talking Climate: When Facts Are Not Enough

  • University of WA - Kane Hall 120 4069 Spokane Lane Seattle, WA, 98105 United States (map)

The human influence on climate has been established by thousands of scientific studies, stretching back more than 150 years. Today, however, public and political opinions on climate are becoming ever more sharply divided: along ideological, socio-economic, and even religious lines.

Understanding the reasons that have created and fed this polarization is crucial to bridging this divide. It’s not a lack of information. No, the best predictor of opinions on climate change has nothing to do with how much we know about science, and everything to do with where we fall on the political spectrum.

In such a deeply divided environment, it’s no surprise that 75% of people in the U.S. avoid talking about climate. But if we begin with values that we share, rather than facts we disagree on, it is possible to engage in productive conversations on this difficult issue.

Join Katharine Hayhoe for the 2018 Robert Fleagle Endowed Lecture in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. The event is free but seating is limited, so please register using the link below!

Learn more about Katherine Hayhoe.

This event is FREE but you must register to get tickets.

Hosted by: UW Atmospheric Sciences

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