Environmental Stats Seminar with Andrew Rosenberg – 11/16

FridayNovember 16, 2018
Special Location: *FXB G13*
1:00-2:00 PM
Introduction and Q&A Session facilitated by Francesca Dominici

Andrew Rosenberg
Director, Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists

Fighting Back: standing up for science in the Time of Trump

Over the past two years there has been an unprecedented sidelining of science in federal public policy by the Trump Administration. Ignoring scientific evidence, cutting scientists out of the decision making process, rolling back public health and safety protections and changing how the government engages with the science community have become commonplace. In this talk I will describe some of the attacks on science and the response from scientists in many disciplines. The Union of Concerned Scientists has been advocating for science for 50 years. Never has the energy been higher in the science community to speak out an be heard. I will conclude with a discussion of the how scientists can be more engaged in the public dialogue.