Confronting Global Warming

Confronting Global Warming
Participants in the Confronting Global Warming forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR Photo/Jeff Nelson)
Friday, Jan. 26th, 2007
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The UBS Forum
Minnesota Public Radio

A Public Insight Forum with participants from the "Risk and Response to Global Warming and Environmental Change" conference at the University of Minnesota.

With the scientific data on Global Warming so widely available, why do some nations' governments take action while others deny that a problem exists? A conference at the University of Minnesota will bring together social scientists from around the world to investigate the sociology behind the global response to Global Warming.

Midmorning host Kerri Miller will moderate a discussion of scientists participating in the "Risk and Response to Global Warming and Environmental Change" conference. The guests and participating audience will explore how governments are responding to Global Warming and the degree to which those responses are rooted in scientific fact. This event will be streamed live online and recorded for potential broadcast.

This event is free and open to the public, reservations are required. Click here to reserve seats for this event.


Dr. Kathryn Harrison, University of British Columbia, studies public policy and Canadian politics. Dr. Harrison has examined the influence of institutions on public policy using comparative case studies of environmental policymaking.

Dr. Bryan Schuman, University of Minnesota, is a paleoclimatologist seeking to understand climate shifts of the distant past. Dr. Schuman uses core samples of the sediment found in lake bottoms to study past climates and to build models for future Global Warming.