Monday, January 11, 2010

How do you tackle climate change sceptics?

I'm looking forward to the upcoming "Sustainability – where Science and Society meet" workshop in Dublin City University later this month on Friday, 29th January 2010.

I'm especially looking forward to the session by John Sweeney on "Communicating the science of climate change: tackling scepticism after Copenhagen". John is a professor at NUI Maynooth and a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - it'll be really interesting to hear what he thinks about Climategate and to get an insight into the behind the scenes negotiations at Copenhagen / Hopenhagen last December.

There are lots of other interesting talks too in this workshop organised by the DCU Celsius research group as you'll see from the list below...

Sustainability and interdisciplinarity (John Barry, Institute for a
Sustainable World, Queens University Belfast)

Ethical dimensions of sustainability (Donal O Mathuna, School of Nursing,

Promoting sustainability research (Shane Colgan, Environmental Protection

Sustainability as a philosophical standpoint (Fiachra O Brolchain, DCU and
Queens University)

Food systems and sustainable development (Ciara Aucoin, VOICE of Irish
Concern for the Environment)

Social sustainability: the case of wind energy (Hilary Tovey, Dept of
Sociology, Trinity College Dublin)

Climate change and sustainability (Owen Lewis, Sustainable Energy Ireland)

Renewable energy research (Stephen Daniels, School of Electronic
Engineering, DCU)

Communicating the science of climate change: tackling scepticism after
Copenhagen (John Sweeney, NUI-Maynooth)

Sustainability-proofing in prospective technology assessment (Padraig
Murphy, School of Communications, DCU)

Technology assessment – is consensus possible in a pluralist society?
(Massimiano Bucchi, University of Trento, Italy)

No comments:

Post a Comment