Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She is the author of "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change," which laid to rest the idea that there was significant disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of global warming and its human causes. Her other publications include The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science, Science Without Laws: Model Systems, Cases, Exemplary Narratives, Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History of the Modern Theory of the Earth, and Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.
A book signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsors: Harding Distinguished Lecture Series, South Dakota Humanities Council, College of Arts and Sciences, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, English Department, Natural Resource Management, Honors College, and South Dakota World Affairs Council.