The Full Interview
In this interview with discuss what factors play into the clouded view that policymakers and the general public have on the issue of climate change. Specifically:
-The reality of Climate Change from the perspecitve of the scientific community
-The distorted view that policymakers and the general public have on climate change
-Media’s role in conveying information inaccurately
-The science behind climate change
-Water Vapor’s role in climate change
About Andrew Dessler
Andrew Dessler is the co-author of The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate. Andrew is also a professor at Texas A &M University in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences. His research subject areas are climate systems research and climate change policy. He has a BA degree from Rice University and a PhD degree from Harvard University.
Dessler worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as a senior policy analyst. This is where he realized that policymakers and the general public have a misconception of climate change and the challenges we face as a society. Thus, the idea for his book was conceived.