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Science and Values in Climate Risk Management Speaker Series: Greg Lusk

User Values, Climate Information, and Democratic Institutions
by David Price Nov 05, 2020
When Nov 12, 2020
from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where Virtual (Zoom)
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User Values, Climate Information, and Democratic Institutions

Greg Lusk

Greg Lusk

Assistant Professor of History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science
Michigan State University

Abstract: The need for scientists to consider the social values of those affected by scientific information might be proportional to the influence that information has in social decisions. However, a greater influence by scientists in social decisions might lead to an illegitimate influence on democratic institutions. This talk lays out an account of social values in science - particularly climate science - and explores tensions between this account and democracy.


Greg Lusk is assistant professor of history, philosophy, and sociology of science at Michigan State University. His work examines the lifecycle of scientific data—its production, dissemination, and use—with a particular emphasis on the Earth and atmospheric sciences.


The Science and Values in Climate Risk Management Speaker Series hosts invited speakers to generate discussion bridging the scientific and ethical sides of climate change research. The speakers will present new ideas designed for an interdisciplinary audience.

This series is organized by the Center for Climate Risk Management and the Climate and Sustainability Ethics Initiative in the Rock Ethics Institute, which is convened by Casey HelgesonKlaus Keller, and Nancy Tuana.

This talk will be presented as a Zoom webinar. PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE!