Skeptics in the Pub: Neil Gavin

Climate Scepticism in the Media: Gone But Not Forgotten

by Neil Gavin
When: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 8.00 – 11.00 PM
Where: The Head of Steam, 7 Lime Street, Liverpool


Climate scepticism is a complex beast with many facets. The talk will look at some of these facets (at strands of argument and claims-making), but will also focus on the political roots of the phenomenon. The talk will venture onto the ground of ‘climategate’ and what it tells us about climate science and climate politics, before engaging with just how salient contrarianism is in the media (from press, to television to the web).


Neil Gavin is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and Communication Studies at University of Liverpool, and formerly taught at York University and London School of Economics and Political Science. He was editor of The Economy, Media and Public Knowledge and co-editor of Britain Votes 1997. He has published in the Journal of Politics, British Politics and International elations, Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, Media, Culture and Society, Journalism, and The British Elections and Parties Yearbook.

  1. #1 by Tom Williamson (The Skeptic Canary) on January 13, 2011 - 13:28


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  2. #2 by Tom Williamson (The Skeptic Canary) on January 13, 2011 - 19:16

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