“Climate Change and Culture: When the Facts Fail to Convince”
(NOTE: This presentation is a summary of the important research discussed in the paper “The polarizing impact of science literacy and numeracy on perceived climate change risks” published on May 27, 2012 in Nature Climate Change – see the paper here.)
Tom Harris is Executive Director of the science-based, non-partisan group, the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). For the past three years he has also lectured at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada where he taught a total of 1,500 students in the second year Earth Sciences course – “Climate Change, an Earth Sciences Perspective”. Tom’s basic education was in thermo-fluids and energy sciences and he has Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Tom has over 30 years experience working as a mechanical engineer and project manager, science and technology communications professional and media and S&T advisor to a former Opposition Senior Environment Critic in Canada’s federal Parliament. For the past ten years Tom has been working intensively with a growing team of independent scientists and engineers to promote a sensible approach to range of energy and environmental topics, climate change in particular. His main focus has been the highly controversial science underlying these issues.
To learn more about Tom and the International Climate Science Coalition, please visit http://www.climatescienceinternational.org.
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