Barriers to Public Acceptance of Climate Science, Impacts, and Solutions

portrait of Katherine HayHoe leaning against a wall

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Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

 A Talk By Renowned Climate Scientist Katherine Hayhoe

The challenge posed by human-induced climate change to society and the natural environment has been carefully and methodically summarized by thousands of peer-reviewed studies and decades worth of exhaustive reports. As the scientific evidence builds, however, public and political opinion in the U.S.—as well as in other developed nations—remains sharply divided along ideological, socio-economic, and religious lines.

Why has no single message or campaign been able to successfully turn the tide of public opinion on climate change?

Dr. Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University, is known for her work on regional climate impacts and for sharing her understanding of what climate change means for people and the places where we live. Join Dr. Hayhoe as she explores the psychological, societal, political, and economic reasons behind the polarization, and how positive action based on a foundation of shared values and concerns can serve to bridge the climate divide.

Winners of the 1st Annual Muir Institute Graduate Fellow Awards will present their work at a reception following Dr. Hayhoe’s talk.

Space is limited and seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. We suggest arriving early to ensure a spot.

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Presented by 

The John Muir Institute of the Environment

Co-Sponsored by

UC Davis Natural Reserve System

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