UNIV102 is hosting one signature event during the 2022-2023 academic year. This event is complementary to the course, free of charge, and open to the general public. No Duke affiliation required.

Climate Change and the Promise of Progress with Dr. Naomi Oreskes

The recorded talk, “Climate Change and the Promise of Process,” with Dr. Naomi Oreskes

Featuring Dr. Naomi Oreskes, an internationally renowned geologist, science historian, and author of both scholarly and popular books and articles on the history of earth and environmental science.

Her 2004 essay “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change” – the first peer-reviewed paper to document the scientific consensus on this crucial issue – has been cited more than 2,500 times and was featured in the Academy-Award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. Her 2010 book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming, co-authored with Erik M. Conway, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, won the Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society, and has been translated into eight languages.