Marshall Shepherd (University of Georgia), “Cloudy with a Chance of Science: The Intersection of Wicked Problems, Perception, Communication, and Risk” (BIOMES)

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 12:00pm
Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street) See map
Event description: 
About the Seminar:
Through the lens of current weather-climate events, two decades of research, and vast experience with scientific discourse, this lecture will explore how the broader public and decision-makers consume scientific information. Dr. Shepherd is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also hosts the Weather Channel’s Weather Geeks and writes for This former NASA scientist uses science, humor, and an “end-to-end” approach to expose challenges and opportunities associated with science engagement.
About the Series:
Over the last twelve years, the Yale School of the Environment has held a weekly seminar series, called BIOMES, which has been the School’s flagship forum for bringing cutting-edge research and impactful work to the community. BIOMES stands for ‘Bridging Issues & Optimizing Methods in Environmental Studies”
Free but register in advance