This Wednesday, October 30th I am giving a talk and showing film clips, offering some ideas on why it is that scientists have such a hard time communicating about Climate Change. My talk is from 4 – 4.40pm (though I will be there for about 10.30 onwards) in a day long series of talks, events and workshops being held at St James’ Building, 61-95 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6FQ.
According to the press release:
The keynote speaker is David Malone, an award winning filmmaker, writer and cultural commentator, he is the creator of the BBC’s ‘Metamorphosis, the science of change’ and author of the Financial blog GolemXIV, previous films include “High anxieties, the Mathematics of chaos” and the award winning “Secret Life of Waves”, about waves and mortality for Channel 4, BBC2 and BBC4.
As an experienced ‘science communicator’ Malone will be presenting his thoughts on why the public find it difficult to understand climate science as people like science to equate with ‘human control of the future.’ This is not possible in understanding climate change as no one knows the full consequences. The science is based on predictions which people feel cannot be ‘true science’. Climate science is about communicating change and the scientists (and the world generally) doesn’t have all the answers of how to change.
The Event is put together by Invisible Dust with the support of Manchester University and Seimens. It aims to bring together scientists and artists ..and me ..and maybe even some of you if you can make it.