Trevor Sloughter - Climate Change Madness (Yet There Is Method In 't)
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About the Event
Skeptics on the Fringe presents:
Trevor Sloughter, PhD Student at Strathclyde University and Organiser at Glasgow Skeptics - Climate Change Madness
(Yet There Is Method In 't)
Just how do we know what we know about climate change, and how can we predict the future?
The issue of methodology is generally treated as dry and boring, but is actually a beautiful - though often inelegant - tapestry that illuminates the full scope of knowledge and helps highlight gaps. There are myriad ways climate change studies test hypotheses and form predictions. From fossils to sediment cores to weather balloons to super computers, from 1859 to 2018, this talk will hopefully open up how vast climate change science is, and how rigorous. Allergy warning: Talk contains philosophy and trace amounts of forced jokes.
Trevor is doing his PhD on marine ecosystem models of the Arctic and sub-Arctic. His education and research experience has been diverse, and his biggest research interests are methodology and epistemology of science- i.e. how do we know what we know. He also helps out with Glasgow Skeptics, or tries to at least.
He's been in Glasgow for two and a half years and is often involved in science outreach, either through talks with jokes in them or stand-up comedy with science in it.
Twitter - @thelogicman
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