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Sea State Lecture: Andy Pershing

Climate Myths and Legends: Heroes, Oracles, and Climate Change
Andy Pershing, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
October 12, 2017

Throughout the series, our speakers will challenge some of the commonly held beliefs associated with their areas of expertise. For more than 50 years, scientists have been warning that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere makes the Earth warmer. However, a substantial number of people, especially in the US, disagree with the scientific consensus. Andy will give an overview of the scientific basis of human-caused climate change, dispel some lingering myths, and then discuss how climate change is another example of the challenging and occasionally tragic interaction between heroes and oracles.