Speaking Event: Skeptics and Smog

When & Where
The Commonwealth Club of California - San Francisco
595 Market Street 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
December 10, 2013 - 12:00pm
415 597 6700


Bud Ward, Editor, Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media
John Cook, Founder, Skeptical Science; Co-author, Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand
Jim Hoggan, Co-founder, DeSmog Blog; Chair, The David Suzuki Foundation

The basic principles of human-caused climate change have been known for more than a century and are based on physics 101, chemistry 101 and economics 101. Yet the balance bias has skewed mainstream media coverage of the scientific underpinnings of climate disruption. It is no wonder average citizens have difficulty seeing through the smoke of industry obfuscation and some environmentalists’ hyperbolic claims. Public opinion tends to fluctuate in part due to media coverage and extreme weather events. Have some reporters crossed the line from journalism into advocacy? Join a conversation with three communicators deeply involved in the public debate about carbon pollution.

Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)