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The Science of Denial: Why People Reject Climate Change

April 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

5:00-6:30 pm- Dr. Misty McPhee, The science of denial:  Why people reject climate change 

From climate change to COVID-19, many people refuse to accept the science that could save their lives.  Why?  In this talk, I will explore that question from multiple perspectives, ultimately grounding the answer in evolutionary theory (interestingly, another science that is often rejected despite deep scientific understanding).  Rejection of science is a relevant topic and urgent challenge that has profound moral implications.  Understanding why people deny the scientific realities of climate change and other issues can help us work toward effective cooperation versus division. 


PIN: 530 194 4995 


April 29, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm