Should we take drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now, or should we continue our current practices and leave it to future generations to adapt to the effects of climate change? Opinions on this issue are divided. In this lecture Roman Frigg explains the terms of the debate in plain English (no knowledge of […]
You can now view the public panel Climate Change: What is to be done? with panelists Gary Brown (Community Activist), Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo), Radoslav Dimitrov (Western University), and Jeffrey Simpson (The Globe and Mail).
Peter Achinstein of Johns Hopkins University is visiting the Rotman Institute next week, and will give two talks. His talk on Thursday, November 13 will engage with the history and philosophy of science, and his public talk on November 14 will be aimed at a more public audience (but also of interest to philosophers). What […]
This week many of our members are heading to Chicago, Illinois to present at the 2014 History of Science Society / Philosophy of Science Association meeting. We’re proud to say we have 1 post doc, 4 graduate students, 5 Western faculty members , and 4 recent Rotman Institute alumni presenting on the following: **Post Doc Daniel J. Hicks has a […]
Gillian Barker gave this talk as part of the series co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, and the London Public Library.
Cross-posted from Je fais, donc je suis I’ve spent this weekend at the Rotman Institute’s big annual conference, this year on climate science. In this post, I want to follow up on an exchange Saturday morning, between Gavin Schmidt and Eric Winsberg. Some quick context: In a 2012 paper, Winsberg applied Heather Douglas’ inductive risk […]
Public Speaker: Leonard Smith, London School of Economics October 29, 2014 Location: London Public Library (Central Branch) 251 Dundas St., Stevenson & Hunt Room, 1st floor Start Time: 7:00 pmEnd Time: 9:00 pm Climate prediction and weather prediction are very different: due to constant refinements and new techniques, the life time of a climate model […]
We had some minor technical difficulties with the livestream of the Climate Modelling Conference this morning. Everything should be working now, if you go to the videos page on the website, and refresh the page. Sorry for the inconvenience.
We invite you to join us for a free public panel discussion tonight, Thursday, October 23, 2014 titled Climate Change: What is to be done? The panel will be held in 1200 Spencer Engineering Building on Western University’s campus in London, Ontario. Free parking is available at the Alumni/Thompson Lot off the Alumni Hall traffic […]
The first in this year’s Library Lectures, co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the London Public Library, has just been added to our YouTube channel. Check out the next lecture in the series in person tonight, October 15, at 7pm at the London Public Library (Central Branch): Gillian Barker – Ecological Thinking about Climate […]