SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 4:00 PM
CLIMATE CHANGE, SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, AND BELIEF: WHY WE (YES, UUs, TOO) RESIST NEW INFORMATION
The fourth UU principle is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. For many UUs this includes understanding societal concerns like global climate change. Growing evidence that climate change is happening and is primarily human-caused has been met with continued skepticism by some. But such skepticism is not limited to climate change, or to people with less formal education. This talk addresses our human tendency to resist new information that challenges our beliefs.
Tom Koontz is an Associate Professor at UW Tacoma working in environmental science, environmental studies, and sustainability.