to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe. 2 . to distrust
It’s an individual thing, right? We read something `we’ decide .
But can doubt also be `manufactured’ , promulgated by orchestrated action?
I would strongly recommend you listen to podcast of recent Michael King Memorial Lecture here in New Zealand entitled Science and Doubt by American Professor of History & Science Studies Naomi Oreskes.
Download it to your Ipod and listen to it on your way down to camp.
Then make up your own mind
Dr. James Hansen, world renowned climate scientist and described as the ..”scientist with the most powerful and consisitent voice calling for intelligent action….”, is in NZ giving a series of public lectures around the country.
He will also be interviewed by Kim Hill on RadioNZ National tomorrow morning. So if can’t get to one of his public talks have a listen or download podcast of his interview.
8:15 Sat 14th May James Hansen
Dr James Hansen is the Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and one of the best-known climate scientists in the world. He is visiting New Zealand to give a public lecture, Climate Change: a Scientific, Moral and Legal Issue, in Auckland, Palmerston North, Wellington, Dunedin, Gore and Christchurch, from 12 to 21 May. He will also participate in the Symposium on the Future of Coal (17 May, Wellington), and the Festival for the Planet (21 May, Auckland).