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Science and its sceptics: the politics of climate change

  • Date(s)
    10 March 2010
  • Time
    08.30 - 10.00
  • Location

Interactive debate and breakfast seminar

The relationship between the science of climate change and the politics of a climate change is currently an uneasy one. As the recent furore over misrepresented scientific data is debated by the political mainstream, the time is right to reflect upon how this relationship could be strengthened and made more effective in order not to undermine the fragile consensus for emissions reduction programmes across the world. How can we construct flexible public policy mechanisms that allow for the evolution of scientific analysis, whilst not harming the political dimension to overcoming climate change?


Chris Rapley, director of the Science Museum. Professor Rapley is well known as an expert in climate change science and was previously director of the British Antarctic Survey. He is also a fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, and was awarded the CBE in 2003.

Anthony Giddens
, former LSE director and author of The Politics of Climate Change (respondent)

Roger Liddle
, chair of Policy Network (chair)

Wednesday,10 March, 2010
08.30 - 10.00
SMF boardroom, 11 Tufton Street, SWIP 3QB
To register email Jade Groves at jgroves@policy-network.net

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