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Why trust science? In conversation with Naomi Oreskes

Reading Our Times

Nick Spencer speaks to Naomi Oreskes.Science is the basis of so much in the modern world that to ask why we should trust it seems unnecessary, even wrong. Yet, people do, and not all of them for the best motives. In this episode, Nick Spencer speaks to Prof. Naomi Oreskes about her book Why Trust Science? which answers ‘science sceptics’ of all stripes, and opens up new perspectives on the importance of diversity in science.

33mins

3 May 2022

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Dr. Naomi Oreskes on Why We Should Trust Science

A New Angle

This week’s guest is Dr. Naomi Oreskes, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. Naomi is an internationally renowned earth scientist, historian, and author on the history of earth and environmental science, including most recently, Why Trust Science? and Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don’t Know about the Ocean. Dr. Oreskes will be engaging with the University of Montana community on February 17th as part of the Presidential Lecture Series.In this conversation, Naomi leads us into the history of science, the role of political ideology in addressing COVID-19, and both the intrinsic uncertainty and unwavering hope that has made science’s role critical in human society.Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n8D-pEbjhtfy_BzFgcYi3X9IAgphlz3_em3usNc2tyU/edit?usp=sharing

29mins

3 Feb 2022

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Naomi Oreskes On Exxon's Decades-Long Doubt Campaign And Big Oil's Bad Week

The Climate Pod

Last week, we saw massive news break for some of the world's biggest fossil fuel companies. ExxonMobil was one of the companies that received backlash for climate inaction and our guest this week, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, has been following the company for a long time. Her recent paper with Dr. Geoffrey Supran, “Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil’s climate change communications” looks at the company's decades-long campaign to sow climate doubt. We discuss their findings as well as the major developments last week and what it could mean for the future.   Dr. Naomi Oreskes is the Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She is the author of 7 books, including the groundbreaking and widely popular “Merchants of Doubt”. Dr. Oreskes has authored or co-authored over 150 papers. Subscribe to our Substack newsletter "The Climate Weekly": https://theclimateweekly.substack.com/ As always, follow us @climatepod on Twitter and email us at theclimatepod@gmail.com. Our music is "Gotta Get Up" by The Passion Hifi, check out his music at thepassionhifi.com. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and more! Subscribe to our new YouTube channel! Join our Facebook group. Check out our updated website! Further Reading: Why Big Oil should be worried after a day of reckoning Exxon May Be Corporate America’s Canary in the Coal Mine ExxonMobil Shareholders to Company: We Want a Different Approach to Climate Change

1hr

2 Jun 2021

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Why Trust Science? with Naomi Oreskes

Factually! with Adam Conover

We know that not all American trust science. But why, exactly, should they, when scientists are fallible humans, just like the rest of us? Acclaimed science historian and author Naomi Oreskes is on the show this week to answer exactly that. Check out her new book, Why Trust Science?, at factuallypod.com/books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

26 May 2021

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April 18, 2021 - Mark Lowenthal | Naomi Oreskes | Ruth Ben Ghiat

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Finally the "Smoking Gun" of Collusion Mueller Was Looking For Emerges | "Liberty" in the U.S. Now Threatens Life and the Pursuit of Happiness | Fox's Tucker Carlson Mainstreams the Charlottesville Nazi Chant "The Jews Will Not Replace Us"backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

57mins

18 Apr 2021

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173. Naomi Oreskes — Why Trust Science?

The Michael Shermer Show

In this interview, based on her landmark book, Why Trust Science?, historian of science Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength — and the greatest reason we can trust it. Drawing vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong, Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy.

1hr 45mins

17 Apr 2021

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UO Today with Naomi Oreskes

UO Today

Naomi Oreskes, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, is the author or co-author of seven books including Merchants of Doubt (2010), The Collapse of Western Civilization (2014), Discerning Experts (2019), Why Trust Science? (2019), and Science on a Mission: American Oceanography from the Cold War to Climate Change forthcoming in April 2021. In 2018 she was named a Guggenheim Fellow for a new book project with Erik Conway, The Magic of the Marketplace: The True History of a False Idea, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press. On March 12th, 2021 Naomi Oreskes will give a virtual lecture “Can Science Be Saved?” as the Oregon Humanities Center’s 2020-2021 Cressman Lecturer. Register at https://ohc.uoregon.edu

33mins

2 Mar 2021

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Silvia Bencivelli "Perché fidarsi della scienza?" Naomi Oreskes

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Silvia Bencivelli"Perché fidarsi della scienza?"Circolo dei Lettorihttps://circololettori.it/Desiderare il mondoLinguaggi, corpi, iconeUn mese dedicato alla pluralità del femminileMarzo: il mese delle donne. Un intreccio di incontri dedicati al desiderio di conoscenza necessario a interpretare il presente e ad affrontare la complessità del femminile. “Desiderare” è uno slancio di ricerca, di passione e volontà, perché il mondo è un luogo complesso da interpretare, da descrivere, da catalogare. Linguaggi, corpi, icone è il sottotitolo di questa esplorazione nel plurale femminile, lezioni, dialoghi e presentazioni editoriali su temi cruciali: lavoro, politica, scienza, maternità, malattia, società, cultura e ambiente, un programma multiforme, il cui filo rosso è lo slancio, spontanea propensione dell’animo femminile. Tante scrittrici per parlare di tutto questo.Circolo dei LettoriLunedì 1° marzo 2021, ore 18:00Sul carattere sociale della conoscenza scientificapresentazione del libro di e con Naomi Oreskesedito da Bollati Boringhiericon Silvia Bencivellinell’ambito di Desiderare il mondo. Linguaggi, corpi, iconehttps://www.facebook.com/ilcircolodeilettori/https://circololettori.it/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-gmvAbd6dmsr7OcYfv0aRgNaomi Oreskes"Perché fidarsi della scienza?"Bollati Boringhierihttps://www.bollatiboringhieri.it/I medici sanno davvero di cosa stanno parlando quando ci dicono che i vaccini sono sicuri? Dovremmo prendere in parola gli esperti del clima quando ci mettono in guardia sui pericoli del riscaldamento globale? Perché dovremmo credere agli scienziati quando i nostri politici non lo fanno? A partire da queste domande Naomi Oreskes costruisce una solida e avvincente difesa della scienza, mostrando in che modo il carattere sociale della conoscenza scientifica sia la sua forza più grande e la ragione migliore per darle fiducia.Ripercorrendo la storia e la filosofia della scienza degli ultimi due secoli, Oreskes mette in dubbio l’esistenza di un unico, aureo metodo scientifico, ma non rinuncia per questo a difendere la scienza dai suoi detrattori. La superiore affidabilità delle tesi scientifiche deriva, nella sua visione, dal processo sociale che le produce. Questo processo non è perfetto – niente lo è mai quando sono coinvolti gli esseri umani – ma Oreskes ci offre delle lezioni fondamentali proprio a partire dai casi in cui gli scienziati si sono sbagliati. È nel racconto di questi illuminanti «errori» che l’autrice ci accompagna in un viaggio appassionante tra alcune delle tesi più bizzarre e discutibili della storia della scienza: da quella dell’energia limitata, secondo la quale le donne non potevano dedicarsi agli studi e all’istruzione superiore senza indebolire le proprie funzioni riproduttive; a quella dell’eugenetica, i cui programmi statunitensi di inizio Novecento ispirarono la Germania nazista, promuovendo politiche che vennero interpretate come il coerente risvolto sociale della teoria darwiniana dell’evoluzione. Eppure, anche nei momenti di maggior diffusione di queste teorie, esisteva una comunità scientifica che non offriva il proprio consenso, e metteva in evidenza gli aspetti ideologici e gli interessi nascosti che si celavano dietro a quei risultati. Il punto è che la nostra fiducia non deve andare agli scienziati – per quanto saggi o autorevoli possano essere – ma alla scienza in quanto processo sociale, proprio perché garantisce il suo consenso solo dopo avere sottoposto le proprie tesi a uno scrutinio rigoroso e plurale.IL POSTO DELLE PAROLEascoltare fa pensarehttps://ilpostodelleparole.it/

16mins

27 Feb 2021

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September 15, 2020 - Juan Cole | Naomi Oreskes | Valerie Trouet

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

The Trump, Netanyahu, UAE and Bahrain Peace Deal is Actually an Arms Deal | With the West of Fire, Trump Puts a Global Warming Denier in Charge of the Weather | Ending Fire Suppression and Learning From the "Good Fires" of Indigenous Peoplebackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

1hr 2mins

15 Sep 2020

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Everything You Need to Know About Climate Change Right Now With Dr. Naomi Oreskes: Episode 6

The Caroline Gleich Show

Dr. Naomi Oreskes is a Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, she is a leader in communicating climate science to the wider public. She’s a ripping skier and outdoorswoman. I met Naomi on a trip to Washington DC with Protect Our Winters (she serves on the Board of Directors) and we instantly bonded. Like me, Dr. Oreskes is petite in stature, but don’t let her size fool you. She has more courage and bravery than most people I know. Her book, Merchants of Doubt, which covers the parallels between climate change denial and controversies of tobacco smoking, acid rain and the hole in the ozone layer helped me find my voice on climate change again after years of ad-hominem attacks by climate change trolls and deniers.  In this episode, she shares with us everything you need to know about climate change right now. We discuss how you can get involved as a climate activist, how to talk to about climate change with people who don't believe it's real, why we need to listen to scientists and how to deal with attacks when you talk about climate. She shares tips on how we can discern between credible and misinformation on social media and where we can go for good climate science. We discuss the parallels between climate change and Coronavirus, both in our government response and what we can take from that to address the problems of climate change.  Then, she goes into discredited the big lies of climate change denial and she outlines the solutions to fix climate change now. Dr. Oreskes discusses why it's not a population growth problem and speaks to all these issues with clarity and precision. With Coronavirus dominating the news, it's more important than ever that we continue to talk about climate change. This episode will answer your questions and empower you to find your voice to lead these important discussions. Resources for Climate Science: NASA Climate Change American Geophysical Union American Meteorological Society American Association For the Advancement of Science National Academy of Science Other papers referenced in the show: A Trillion Tons Pope Francis's Encyclical on Climate Change Naomi's Favorite Book, The Burger's Daughter Thanks to Rising Appalachia for providing our opening and closing music, for Avery Sandack for his audio editing expertise and to Aaron Blatt for the image of Naomi. If you learned something from today's episode, share it with one friend. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/caroline-gleich/message

1hr 6mins

13 Apr 2020

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