How Science Lost America and How to Get it Back
Join the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics for How Science Lost America and How to Get It Back, a conversation with the Editor-in-Chief of Science Journals' Holden Thorp.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed very quickly to scientists that the public seems to effortlessly pick and choose what parts of emerging science to act on and what parts to ignore. Many scientists have been mystified by this behavior, but historians and communications have been researching and discussing these problems for decades.
Dr. Thorp will discuss how COVID-19 denial, climate denial, and many other policy issues follow a pattern that extends back over a century. He will also discuss solutions to successfully contextualize new developments in science for the public.