Naomi Oreskes (Image: Harvard University photographer Claudio Cambon)

Climate Change: We’ve Blown It… But Pessimism Is Not Acceptable

In 2000, Naomi Oreskes, a geologist by training, was working at the Scripps Institute for Oceanography in San Diego, an organization with a long history of climate change research. “All the scientists around me spoke about climate change as if it were a settled matter. Proven scientifically. Manmade,” recalls Oreskes, a renowned Harvard professor specializing