PICS Free Lecture – Why We Disagree about Climate Change

Understanding Controversy, Opportunity and Inaction
Scientists worldwide agree about the main causes of climate change, so why can’t the international community come to consensus on workable solutions? Hulme’s talk argues for the need to look beyond science and to connect with “people’s worldviews, beliefs and values” in the search for policy and societal solutions.

When: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Where: Fletcher Challenge Theatre, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St
How: Register at www.profmikehulme.eventbrite.com  or just turn up.
Live webcast: www.pics.uvic.ca/events.php

Mike Hulme is professor of climate change in the University of East Anglia (UEA)’s School of Environmental Sciences. His most recent books include Why We Disagree About Climate Change (2009)—chosen by The Economist in 2009 as one of its science and technology books of the year— and, with Henry Neufeldt, Making Climate Change Work For Us (2010). From 2000 to 2007, he was the founding director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He has served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and led teams conducting research for the UK Government, the EU Commission, the United Nations, businesses and NGOs.
Prof. Hulme is a frequent commentator on climate issues in the UK media, including the UEA’s Climatic Research Unit e-mail controversy.

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