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Is It Getting Hot in Here? Grit City Think & Drink
Is It Getting Hot in Here? Grit City Think & Drink
WhenTuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
WhereThe Swiss Restaurant & Pub
1904 South Jefferson
Tacoma, WA

Is It Getting Hot in Here or Is It Just You?  Climate Change, Scientific Evidence, and Disbelief with Dr. Tom Koontz, UW Tacoma

Why do some deny the obvious evidence of climate change?  It turns out that all of us are subject to human tendencies to resist new information that challenges our beliefs. Dr. Koontz will share his thoughts as a social scientist and a human being on this phenomenon, and what we might do about it.

Tom Koontz is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at UW Tacoma.  After graduating from the University of Puget Sound, his interest in socially responsible investing led him to pursue Masters and Ph.D. degrees in environmental policy and public policy at Indiana University.  Tom was a professor of environmental policy at Ohio State for 16 years, where his research included collaborative environmental management, forest policy, and climate change policy. Since coming to UW Tacoma in 2014 he has researched collaboration and the science-policy interface for Puget Sound ecosystem recovery.

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