When: 7:30 pm – 9 pm PDT | Thursday, April 7, 2011
Where: Flury Hall, Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria
Live Web Stream: http://www.pics.uvic.ca/broadcast.php
The battle of truth versus disinformation is nowhere better demonstrated than in the distortion of climate science. More than 97 percent of practicing climate scientists support the fact that global warming is happening and caused by humans, yet the public often thinks that scientists are seriously divided on this issue.
In this special public lecture, Silicon Valley computer scientist and technology expert Dr. John Mashey will expose the underhanded, but effective PR/lobbying tactics of the anti-science campaign. It has included Internet-propagated disinformation, personal attacks, threats of violence and hate mail, including the manufactured non-event “Climategate.” His talk will examine the organization and activities of anti-science funders, think tanks, and spokespeople over the last 20 years, including recent developments and initiatives to counter their efforts.
For more info on the event, Dr. Mashey and to access earlier Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions seminars check out their website.
(Climate cartoon credit: Marc Roberts)