What are the ethical choices being made when arguers claim that there is a scientific consensus backing their stance on climate change? Is this a simple claim to make, or a complex ethical choice that limits other possibilities in discussing the changing climate? This talk by Dr. Jean Goodwin (North Carolina State University) engages contemporary argumentation and rhetorical theory to explore the ethical dilemmas we face in talking about consensus and climate change. What costs and shortcuts are we willing to bear in pushing for persuasion of those who disagree with us on climate change?
Tuesday, November 14 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Belo Center for New Media (BMC), BMC 5.208
300 DEAN KEETON ST W, Austin, Texas 78712