Nature, Science, and Society Seminar in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at UConn
This seminar involves faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and local citizens. The point is to engage in a broader discussion of the place of nature and science in our society.
Our most recent discussions have dealt with the lag between scientific knowledge and its acceptance in society and politics. Our most recent class delved into why climate change was not a major discussion point in the recent presidential election.
Greg Anderson, Professor Emeritus
Mona Anderson, Associate Research Professor
Lara Ariori, Master's Student
James Bernot, Master's Student
Alyssa Borowske, Doctoral Student
Bob Capers, Staff Botanist
Wen Chen, Doctoral Student
Marilyn R. Gould, Master's Student
Don Hoyle, Retired United Methodist Clergyman
Michael Hutson, Doctoral Student
Brian Klingbeil, Doctoral Student
Gene Likens, Special Advisor to the UConn President on Environmental Affairs and Distinguished Research Professor
Jessie Rack, Doctoral Student
Dustin Ray, Doctoral Student
Mark Urban, Assistant Professor
Tanisha Williams, Doctoral Student
Climate change and the Election
Here are links about stories regarding the prominence of science, and specifically climate change, in the recent presidential elections:
- Obama fails first climate test by rejecting EU aviation carbon regime
- A resource crisis exacerbated by global warming is looming, argues financier Jeremy Grantham. More scientists must speak out.
- Climate Change: Lessons From Ronald Reagan
- When the economy is suffering, no one wants to hear about an impending environmental catastrophe.
- Why, even now, climate change cannot be mentioned in the presidential election.
- It's the New Economy, Stupid
- Fossil Fuel Industry Ads Dominate TV Campaign
Climate change - evidence of a tipping point
- At the edge of disaster
- Climate Scientists Applaud Dire World Bank Report
Unbiased scientific evidence supporting climate change
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- BBC News
- The Royal Society
- Skeptical Science:
- Real Climate