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NCSE Evolution and Climate Education Update for 2016/07/22

(by NCSE Deputy Director Glenn Branch)

Dear friends of NCSE,

Kudos for Naomi Oreskes.


NCSE is delighted to congratulate Naomi Oreskes on receiving the
Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science
Communication for 2016. Presented by Climate One, a project of the
Commonwealth Club of California, the award is "given to a natural or
social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions
and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and
compelling fashion."

Ben Santer, a member of the award jury as well as a member of NCSE's
board of directors, commented in a July 13, 2016, press release,
"Oreskes is one of the world's pre-eminent historians of science,"
adding, "Her 2004 Science paper ["The Scientific Consensus on Climate
Change"] helped to quantify, for the first time, the broad scientific
consensus on climate change. Her recent research unmasked the forces
behind denial of human effects on climate and improved our chances of
having a responsible, science-based discussion of climate change

A professor of the history of science at Harvard University, Oreskes
is the author, with Erik M. Conway, of Merchants of Doubt: How a
Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to
Global Warming (2010). Her previous honors include the 2009 Francis
Bacon Medal for scholarship in the history of science and technology,
the 2011 Climate Change Communicator of the Year, and NCSE's Friend of
the Planet Award in 2015.

For the press release from Climate One, visit: 

For Josh Rosenau's blog post about Oreskes's Friend of the Planet award, visit: 

And for a free excerpt (chapter 6) from Merchants of Doubt, visit (PDF): 


Have you been visiting NCSE's blog, The Science League of America,
recently? If not, then you've missed:

* Guest blogger Lauren Saville discussing the importance of teaching
human evolution: 

* Ann Reid discussing a disturbing subpoena aimed at intimidating
action on climate: 

* Stephanie Keep discussing research on ecological factors in marine
mammal evolution: 

And much more besides!

For The Science League of America, visit: 

Thanks for reading. And don't forget to visit NCSE's website -- -- where you can always find the latest news on 
evolution and climate education and threats to them.


Glenn Branch
Deputy Director
National Center for Science Education, Inc.
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland CA 94612-2922
fax 510-788-7971 

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