When:
Monday, Sep 30, 2019 7:15p -
8:45p

Where:
Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
walthampublibrary.org

But strengthening the role science in sustainability policy-making, especially at the national level, is hard. The complicated, unsolvable, and inherently political nature of challenges like anthropogenic climate change can provoke cynicism and apathy. Improving earth science literacy among the public is a critical piece of the puzzle, but it is not sufficient. Scientists, students, and the general public must advocate for the role of science in policy solutions. Fortunately, the transdisciplinary nature of sustainability provides a venue for engaging all of these groups. In this talk, I will describe several models for strengthening the role of science in public-decisionmaking about climate change mitigation and adaptation through science advocacy.



Dave Szymanski, Ph.D. is a geologist with research interests ranging from the chemical evolution of magmas to environmental impacts of human and natural processes on surface waters. He is also a forensic chemist, specializing the examination of glass as trace evidence, and has testified in a number of criminal cases. As a former Congressional Science Fellow and policy advisor for U.S. Senate Jon Tester (D-MT), Szymanski now involves students in research for nonpartisan policy development on issues of energy, climate and natural resources. As a science communicator and science educator, he conducts pedagogical research on how to teach non-scientists the business of applying scientific concepts to real-world problems.


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