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Is Science Science to Everybody? Understanding How People Understand Science with Michael Weisberg

January 17, 2020
By Perry World House | The Global Cable

The Global Cable is back for the new year with a conversation with Michael Weisberg. He is the Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and this year he’s the inaugural Penn Faculty Fellow at Perry World House.

Professor Weisberg is currently working on initiatives in the Galápagos Islands, educating local communities about their unique environment and how to conserve it.
 
He talks to us about taking part in the COP25 climate negotiations in Madrid; how a better understanding of science shapes public attitudes to major issues like climate change; why Charles Darwin inspires him; and whether we can still be optimistic about saving the world from the coming climate emergency.

Music & Produced by Tre Hester.

Listen now.