The truth about climate change focus of ESPE series

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The misinformation campaign surrounding climate change and its consequences is the theme of the Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering (ESPE) Winter Seminar Series.

“The War on Facts” features speakers offering perspectives from journalism, law and science. The series, now in its 22nd year, is a focal point of the ESPE program's curriculum.

All talks are at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public.

The series kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Olin 115 with Neela Banerjee, a senior reporter for InsideClimate News discussing “American Exceptionalism: How the U.S. Became a Stronghold for Climate Denial.” Banerjee was part of a team that uncovered Exxon’s early research on climate change, which was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for public service.

The two other talks will be held in the Nott Memorial:

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Dena Adler, a climate law fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, will discuss “Climate Change Litigation in the Age of Trump.”

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Ray Bradley, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will discuss “The Science and Politics of Global Warming.”