[ASC-list] Australian tour by Naomi Oreskes - author of Merchants of Doubt

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Wed Oct 13 22:22:42 UTC 2010


Merchants of Doubt
A Series of Free Public Lectures on the History of Climate Science by
Naomi Oreskes
Professor of History & Science Studies, University of California, San Diego.

In these lectures, Naomi discusses her latest book Merchants of Doubt:  
How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco  
smoke to global warming (co-authored with Erik M. Conway, 2010, Allen  
& Unwin, Aust. publishers). Naomi rolls back the rug on a dark corner  
of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and  
corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed  
public understanding of the some of the most pressing issues of our  
time, including climate change.

Sydney
When: Monday, 15 November, 6.00 – 8.00pm.
Where: University of New South Wales, Law Theatre (Law Building)
RSVP: No booking required.
Presented by: Climate Change Research Centre and Faculty of Arts &  
Social Science
(Prof. Oreskes will be introduced by Robyn Williams, Presenter of the  
ABC’s The Science Show.)

Brisbane
When: Tuesday, 16 November, 5.30 - 6.30pm.
Where: University of Queensland, Abel Smith Lecture Theatre, St Lucia.
RSVP: http://gci.uq.edu.au/naomi-oreskes
Presented by: The Global Change Institute.
(Prof. Oreskes will be introduced by Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg,  
Director of the Global Change Institute. Merchants of Doubt will be  
available for purchase.)

Melbourne
When: Wednesday, 17 November, 5.45 – 7.00pm.
Where: Experimedia, The State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne.
RSVP: No booking required.
Presented by: The Monash Sustainability Institute & The Melbourne  
Sustainable Society Institute. (Prof. Oreskes will be introduced by  
Prof. David Karoly, MSSI, with Q&A moderated by Prof. Dave Griggs,  
MSI. Merchants of Doubt will be available for purchase before the  
lecture, with signing and sales afterwards.)

Adelaide
When: Thursday, 18 November, 6.00 – 7.30pm.
Where: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide.
RSVP: http://www.riaus.org.au/events/2010/11/18/merchants_of_doubt.jsp
Presented by: RIAus

Perth
When: Monday, 22 November, 6.00pm.
Where: University of Western Australia, Social Sciences Lecture  
Theatre (parking at P3 off Hackett Entrance)
RSVP: No booking required.
Presented by: The Institute of Advanced Studies. (Merchants of Doubt  
will be available for purchase from 5.30pm with the author signing  
afterwards.)


For more information, including local media contacts, please contact  
Corey Watts, The Climate Institute, 0466 182 728.




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