John Hagan, Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Maine Sustainability & Water Conference

Thursday, March 29, 2018 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

Manomet President John Hagan will be the keynote speaker at this year's Maine Sustainability & Water conference presenting 'The Science of When Science Doesn’t Matter (and what to do about it).'

Why does society make such painfully slow progress on issues that have such huge consequences, like climate change? The science is overwhelming. But until most of society participates, problems this big won’t be solved. Conservatives, liberals, North, South, urban, rural, religious, areligious, etc., etc., will all need to participate. Engaging such diverse segments of society is a huge challenge in an era of extreme polarization. But it can be done, if scientists will use their empathic right brains in addition to their linear-thinking left brains.