Lecture to Focus on Public Understanding of Climate Change

GENESEO, N.Y. - Aaron M. McCright, associate professor of sociology at Michigan State University, will address "Climate Change Denial and Public Understanding of Climate Change in the United States" March 6 at 2:30 p.m. in SUNY Geneseo's Newton Hall Room 201. The lecture is free and open to the public.

McCright also holds an appointment in the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State. He is well-known for his work to sociologically explain the political dynamics and public understanding of climate science and policy in the United States. Integrating theoretical insights from scholarship on power, social movement, media norms and public opinion, his main contribution has been exploring how and why the American conservative movement and its allied climate change contrarians have effectively challenged climate science and policy in the United States for the previous two decades.

McCright has a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's and doctorate in sociology from Washington State University.

His address is sponsored by Geneseo's Department of Political Science and International Relations.

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