Talking Climate: Why Facts are Not Enough
Free public lecture with Katharine Hayhoe, hosted by Simon Fraser University and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.
As the scientific evidence builds, public and political opinion is becoming ever more sharply divided along ideological, socio-economic, and religious lines.
Our first instinct is often to assume that we just need more information; but social science shows that scientific literacy is not correlated with greater acceptance of climate science, but rather with greater polarization.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist who is an Associate Professor and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, argues that understanding the reasons that have created and fed this polarization is crucial to bridging the divide and inspiring positive action, based on a foundation of shared values and concerns.
Room 1500, Segal Building, SFU Vancouver, 500 Granville Street