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Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming

Wednesday, June 18 2014, 8:15 AM to 10:00 AM

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Looking beyond the relatively recent campaigns to discredit science and finding missed opportunities for communication between scientists and public-policy makers over the past half century.

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Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming

Wednesday, June 18, 8:30 to 10AM (doors open at 8:15AM)

Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Ave.), Madison Room

Breakfast snacks provided

Space limited; Please RSVP to events@ohs.org with the Subject “Climate Change”

 

Why has there been such a massive and long-standing disconnect between climate change science and public policy? Historian and Reed College professor Joshua Howe’s new book Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming delves deeply into the question, finding complex answers by looking beyond the relatively recent campaigns to discredit science and finding missed opportunities for communication between scientists and public-policy makers over the past half century. His research and conclusions will be extremely useful to those of you working to advance policies and businesses that seek to address climate change, and the Oregon Historical Society therefore invites you to a private event in which you and your colleagues can hear from Dr. Howe and engage in conversation about his work.

 

The program will take place on Wednesday, June 18, from 8:30 to 10:00. Dr. Howe will give an overview presentation of his research and argument, followed by plenty of time for question and discussions. We will provide breakfast snacks and coffee. Space is limited, so please RSVP to events@ohs.org with the subject “Climate Change.” Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who you believe would be interested in the program. I sincerely hope you and your colleagues will join us for what is sure to be an informative, engaging morning. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.