October 4, 2016

Lisa Song

Exxon: The Road Not Taken

BU’s Seminar Series on Climate Change

October 4, 2016
4:00 - 5:00pm CAS 132, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Speaker: Lisa Song
Climate Reporter, Inside Climate News

Lisa Song, a reporter at InsideClimate News, will discuss the story behind "Exxon: the Road Not Taken," an investigative series that revealed Exxon's early engagement with climate science before the company turned to climate denial, manufacturing doubt about the scientific consensus its own scientists had confirmed. Lisa was part of the team that reported the series, which was named a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Lisa will also talk about climate reporting in general, and the challenges and opportunities of doing watchdog environmental reporting.

Bio:  Lisa Song joined InsideClimate News in January 2011, where she reports on climate change, environmental health and natural gas drilling. She is co-author of the "The Dilbit Disaster" series, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, and worked on the Exxon: The Road Not Taken stories. Song has degrees in environmental science and science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This program is supported in part by a grant to Earth & Environment Professor Dave Marchant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through the Science Education Program.