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Science in a Fact-Free World

Purdue Climate Change Research Center
March 27, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Hiller Theater Room 1055


Purdue’s Ecological Sciences and Engineering program will partner with the Purdue Climate Change Research Center to host Katharine Hayhoe, a world-renowned climate communicator, at ESE’s annual symposium March 26-27.

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished climate scientist, with over 120 peer-reviewed publications. Through her work communicating climate science, Hayhoe has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 global thinkers, and by Fortune as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. She’s served on panels for the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and many other professional organizations devoted to understanding and communicating climate change. In 2018, she was awarded the Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication.

On Wednesday, March 27th, she joins Purdue's Ecological Sciences and Engineering and the Purdue Climate Change Research Center as a part of Purdue's 150th Anniversary Sustainable Economy & Planet Ideas Festival to discuss one of the fundamental questions of modern science: how do scientists communicate their science in a fact-free world? A renowned climate scientist and Evangelical Christian, Hayhoe is perhaps best known for her efforts and writings to communicate climate scientists to American Evangelicals. In this talk, Hayhoe applies those lessons more broadly to examine how the modern scientist can and must communicate their science in ways that make the most impact.

A talk for scientists, students, and the public, Hayhoe will invite all attendees to examine their own assumptions, to laugh, think, and investigate with her, and to walk away more passionate and more excited than they arrived.

Participants are encouraged to reserve a seat online while space remains. 

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