How Bad Does It Have to Get? March 23, 2020

from Big Picture Science· ·

“Climate change at warp speed” is the way one scientist described the coronavirus outbreak. In a show recorded before a live audience at the Seattle AAAS meeting, and co- presented with the BBC World Service, we discuss out how politics and psychology lead people to tune out inconvenient scientific findings even when the stakes are high – as well as what we can do about it. Guests: * Roland Pease – BBC reporter, presenter of “Science in Action.” * Lee McIntyre – Philosopher and Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University and …



“Climate change at warp speed” is the way one scientist described the coronavirus outbreak.

In a show recorded before a live audience at the Seattle AAAS meeting, and co- presented with the BBC World Service, we discuss out how politics and psychology lead people to tune out inconvenient scientific findings even when the stakes are high – as well as what we can do about it.

Guests: