Public Perception of Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future


WHEN March 2, 2020
6-7:30 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

This talk explores the public’s perception of climate change, what it is now, how it came to be, and what it might be in the future. It begins when climate change first emerged at the turn of the last century and moves on to more recent times (the 1970s) when the impact of greenhouse gases was thought to possibly cause global cooling. Following on that, strong evidence of global warming has been gathering, up to this day. Finally, the talk addresses the emergence of social media over the last decade and its impact on how the public now evaluates information about climate change.

  • Miles O'Brien, Science Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; Producer and Director, NOVA
Convened by
  • David Holland, Professor of Mathematics, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU; Affiliated Faculty and Principal Investigator for the Center for Sea Level Change, NYUAD
Organized by
  • Denise Holland, Field, Logistics, Media, and Outreach Coordinator​, ​Center for Sea Level Change, NYUAD

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