Haunted by the Future: The Shadow of Climate Change
In a recent interview on Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed' Professor Hogget suggested “Denialists deploy a perverse logic which insists that if something cannot be proved beyond doubt then it cannot be true. But science doesn't proceed in this way, all scientific communities are faced by evidence that does not fit with the emerging scientific consensus. No science is beyond doubt but climate change ideologists, like creationists, use this to question the entire truth value of the scientific outlook”.
Professor Hoggett’s talk will discuss the emotional and political dimensions of climate change denial. He will ask whether there is some kind of perverse dimension to our culture which means we are only too ready to be deceived and reassured by the denialist lobby of fossil fuel industries and reactionary populism (Tea Party, UKIP) which tell us that the problem either doesn’t exist or has been greatly exaggerated.
This promises to be an interesting discussion to sceptics, believers and those who just want to understand their own responses further.
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
This event is free, but registration is required.
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