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SUBJECT: Henrietta Harvey lecturer addresses denial counter-movement

DATE: Sept. 30

Longtime climate watcher and a founder of environmental sociology Dr. Riley E. Dunlap will give the 2015 Henrietta Harvey Lecture at Memorial University on Thursday, Oct. 1.

An internationally renowned academic, whose research on the climate skeptic movement is referenced in Naomi Klein’s most recent bestseller This Changes Everything, Dr. Dunlap looks at the social dimensions of climate change. He argues that an improved understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and society is essential for modifying ecologically harmful human behaviours and institutional practices in order to create just and effective environmental policies and to develop a more sustainable future.

In his lecture, Dr. Dunlap will address how climate change became controversial since being recognized as a major problem in the early 1990s.

The lecture takes place Thursday, Oct. 1, in room A-1043 of the Arts and Administration building on the St. John’s campus. The event begins at 7 p.m. All are welcome and free parking is available in lot 15B.

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For more information, please contact Janet Harron, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts, at 709-864-8292 or jharron@mun.ca.

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