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Is it ‘Global Warming’ or ‘Climate Change’? The Philosophy of Communicating Climate Science

November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Why do so many people not accept the science of global warming? What are the rhetorical devices most often used to confuse people about the science? What are more effective ways to talk about and communicate what is happening with our climate? Most challenges made are not really about the science, but about previously held behavioral commitments. Learn some surprising theories about best practices for communicating climate science, such as the importance of storytelling.

Matthew Goodwin has a Ph.D. in Philosophy. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy Department of Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he specializes in environmental ethics and phenomenology. Matthew was recently a participant in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar on extending Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic.” He is co-founder of Sedona Philosophy, which offers guided hikes and retreats in Sedona and northern Arizona.


November 13, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Coolidge Public Library
160 W. Central Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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