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E & E Forum with Dr. Andrew Hoffman

Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized. These conversations have become a rhetorical contest, one where opposing sides try to achieve victory through playing on fear, distrust, and intolerance. At its heart, this split no longer concerns carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, or climate modeling; rather, it is the product of contrasting, deeply entrenched worldviews.

As part of the Howard Baker Center's Energy and Environment ForumDr. Andrew Hoffman will discuss what causes people to reject or accept the scientific consensus on climate change. Through a synthesis of evidence from sociology, psychology, and political science, we can examine the opposing cultural lenses through which science is interpreted and extracts lessons for overcoming resistance and open dialogue.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. The Zoom meeting link can be found here

Dial-In Information

Via Zoom 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Topic

Sustainability

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public

Department
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Contact Name

Elizabeth Woody

Contact Email

Ewoody2@utk.edu

Contact Phone

865-974-0931

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