The Sixth Annual Stephen Schneider Award: Naomi Oreskes and Steven Chu

Science historian Naomi Oreskes has had her share of hate mail from climate deniers. But, she says, “We can't give up on the challenge of explaining science.” Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History of Science and Director of Graduate Studies, Harvard University, author of “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.” (Bloomsbury Press, 2011) Steven Chu, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy; Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on December 15, 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One