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Scientist to debunk debunkers today at UNR
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Naomi Oreskes, professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor of geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will present her talk, “Rachel Was Not Wrong: Why the Science Surrounding DDT Matters Now More than Ever,” in today’s Discover Science Lecture Series hosted by the College of Science at UNR.
Courtesy Photo Naomi Oreskes, professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor of geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will present her talk, “Rachel Was Not Wrong: Why the Science Surrounding DDT Matters Now More than Ever,” in today’s Discover Science Lecture Series hosted by the College of Science at UNR.
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RENO — Naomi Oreskes, noted climate change scientist and author, will explore in a talk today at the University of Nevada, Reno how the same people who reject the real history of the environmentally and medically disastrous DDT also reject the reality of man-made climate change.

Her presentation, the last installment of the “Discover Science Lecture Series” for the semester, is called “Rachel Was Not Wrong: Why the Science Surrounding DDT Matters Now More than Ever.” Oreskes, a professor of history and science studies at the University of California, San Diego, explores the claims of groups that reject man-made climate change. She shows how the claims are scientifically unfounded and why the groups are involved in rejecting both Rachel Carson’s work, “A Silent Spring,” and the reality of man-made climate change.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

In addition to her work at the University of California, San Diego, Oreskes is an adjunct professor of geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, an internationally renowned historian of science and an author.

Her lecture will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center at UNR. Admission is free. Parking is reserved for the event on the upper level of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex. For more information, call 784-4591 or visit www.unr.edu/science.

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