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Climate Change at CONvergence #177

August 11, 2012

This week, we’re taking a break from live recording. We’ll listen back to highlights from “The Chilling Effects of Denialism,” and “Who Will Save the Polar Bears,” two panels on climate change recorded live as part of the Skepchickcon track at CONvergence 2012, and moderated by our host, Desiree Schell. Science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker, engineering professor John Abraham, science advocate and writer Shawn Otto, and biological anthropologist Greg Laden discussed the causes and effects of climate change, and how debate over the science has played out in the media and popular culture.

Guests:

  • Greg Laden
  • Maggie Koerth-Baker
  • Shawn Lawrence Otto
  • John Abraham
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This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking

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