Meeting of the Royal Meteorological Society Yorkshire Local Centre - open to all! President of the Royal Meteorological Society David Warrilow OBE presents 'Climate Science Meets Politics'.
Any science that has societal relevance soon finds that it must engage with a very different world, where opinion and conviction may count for more than evidence.
David will review how the obscure (to most people) subject of climate science became centre stage in an increasingly fractious debate on the environment, development and wealth.
The lecture will look at the how science has fed in to the policy process, become the battleground between environmentalists and free marketeers, and the complexities and importance of science in the development of a global response to climate change.
Finally, he will look at the challenges facing scientists as they seek to bring objectivity to the debate.
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Refreshments available from 6.30pm.