Framing Science at AAAS: Moving Beyond Gore's Message



As I posted yesterday, this weekend at the annual AAAS meetings in Boston, I will be presenting as part of the panel on "Communicating Science in a Religious America."

I will also be participating in a second session that focuses on news coverage of climate change. Other panelists include Andrew Revkin of the NY Times, Pallab Ghosh of the BBC News, and AAAS Chair John Holdren of Harvard University.

For a preview of some of my presentation, see this recent Skeptical Inquirer Online article: "Moving Beyond Gore's Message."

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