Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet?
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Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet?

Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet?

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The Commonwealth Club

555 Post Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

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Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University; Author, The Madhouse Effect
Cristine Russell, Freelance Science Journalist
Tom Toles, Political Cartoonist; Author, The Madhouse Effect

The majority of Americans agree climate disruption is a major concern. The Paris Climate Agreement has been ratified by 61 countries and counting, which so far represents 47.81 percent of the world’s emissions. So we all agree, climate change is the biggest problem humankind has ever faced? Not so fast.

Here in the United States, denial and confusion about the science is rampant, and we may be the only developed nation where it is written into a major political party’s platform. Climate scientist Michael Mann and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tom Toles take a satirical look at how this lack of consensus came to be. Cristine Russell is a veteran science journalist with deep knowledge about conveying complex scientific issues to a broad public. How deep does climate doubt run, and how can communication help us move on to solutions?

Join us for a fun and informative look at manufactured doubt and genuine skepticism.

Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1:00 p.m. networking reception

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