In a post-truth world, the fight against climate change is still winnable
Despite a number of recent setbacks, we have a historic opportunity to take the lead on climate change in 2017 – and beyond.
Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Harvard University. Author, public intellectual, and public speaker. Books include: Merchants of Doubt (2010), short-listed for the Los Angeles Times book prize and released as a documentary film in 2015; The Collapse of Western Civilization (2014); Why Trust Science? (2019); Science on a Mission (2020); and The Big Myth: How American Business Taught Us to Loathe Government and Love the Free Market (forming, 2023). Recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including 2015 American Historical Association Herbert Feis Prize for public history, 2019 British Academy Medal, and 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.