Meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd can’t necessarily predict whether your daughter’s wedding day will be sunny or cloudy, but he can tell you with certainty that climate change isn’t a matter of belief but of scientific fact. Some people disagree, but perhaps a set of internal biases is clouding their ability to learn new things or expand their knowledge. Shepherd’s talk won’t persuade you that climate change is real if you’re convinced otherwise, but it might make you wonder why you hold the opinions you do. Shepherd’s thesis will interest science fans and climate skeptics alike, and it will challenge all viewers to delve into their own unconscious biases.
About the Speaker
Meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd is a weather and climate expert. He teaches geography and atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia.