The Reality of Climate Change: Interview with Dr. Andrew Dessler

Interviews, Science/Technology — By on 03/21/2011 05:36

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Interview Summary

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

 

Resources Mentioned

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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