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Climate cover-up: How Big Oil Misled America. Keynote talk by Dr. Geoffrey Supran (Harvard)

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Inaugural Climate Emergency Lecture: Geography and Sustainability

Salem State University is honored to have internationally renowned climate scholar-activist Dr. Geoffrey Supran for the Geography and Sustainability Department's Inaugural Climate Emergency Lecture.

Geoffrey Supran is a Research Associate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Dr. Supran is one of the most prominent climate scholar activists in the US. He is also a frequent contributor and commentator in international media, such as PBS NewshourThe New York TimesThe LA TimesThe Financial Times, and The Guardian.

Geoffrey’s academic publications include the first ever peer-reviewed analysis of ExxonMobil’s 40-year history of climate change communications, which demonstrated that the company has misled the public. It was the seventh most talked-about climate change article of 2017, with global news coverage reaching a potential audience of half a billion people, and it was cited by Anderson Cooper during CNN's 2019 U.S. Democratic presidential Climate Town Hall. Geoffrey has briefed U.S. Senators and Governors, testified as an expert witness to European (EU) Parliament and the Philippines Commission on Human Rights, and co-authored several amicus briefs in support of climate litigation. In 2016, Geoffrey helped organize the first major scientist protests against the Trump administration.

When 12:30pm
Meier Hall, North Campus
358 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Ryan Lecture Hall Meier Room 426
Noel Healy

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