Benny Peiser: Climate Realism – A Lukewarm Approach to Global Warming

  • Date: 05/09/17
  • University of Birmingham

Birmingham Energy Institute Seminar — Wednesday 27 September 2017   17:00-18:00

University of Birmingham, Lecture Theatre G35, Chemical Engineering Building  (Y11 on campus map [PDF])

There are many scientific agreements and disagreements in climate science. While there is general agreement about the modern global warming trend (since 1850), scientific controversies increase as climate research moves further back in time, and predictions move further into the future. Climate realism acknowledges the significant difference between verifiable and replicable knowledge, and hypothetical knowledge based on indirect evidence.

The lecture will attempt to address which knowledge claims are more reliable and trustworthy, and which are less so. What do we really know about terrestrial climate change, and what are our main knowledge gaps? Why do we accept certain scientific claims about climate change but are doubtful about others?

Dr Benny Peiser is the Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), an all-party and non-party think tank and educational charity chaired by Lord Lawson. A 10km-wide asteroid, Minor Planet (7107) Peiser, was named in his honour by the International Astronomical Union.

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