Texas Tech University

Keynote Description

Keynote Address: Science Literacy in a Fact-Free World

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe


Thirty years ago, Isaac Asimov deplored the “false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” His words foreshadowed the state of public dialogue today—but for some fields, like climate science, fake news, false experts, and conspiracy theories are nothing new. What can we learn from more than a decade of communication and literacy research in these areas? Join Katharine as she explores effective strategies for teaching, learning, and discussing science in an increasingly polarized world.  


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