Risk and Responsibility in Public Engagement by Climate Scientists
Scientists are among the most trusted people in public life and have freedom to engage publicly without harming their reputation. However, with the power to influence public debate comes the responsibility to carefully consider the impact of statements and actions. This presentation discusses the challenges facing scientists at a time of great potential for public engagement, and how to find the balance between science and advocacy.
Dr. Donner is a guest of the EOAS Climate Emergency Committee, and this will hopefully be the first of many talks and discussions around placing science in context of the broader climate crisis and issues of civic engagement.