Naomi Oreskes on Merchants of Doubt

Historian of science Naomi Oreskes recently gave a talk at Brown University, based on her new book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, about how right wing scientists founded the George Marshall Institute which has become a key hub for successfully spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt about climate change, along with other environmental issues, and how myths about science enable these political strategies to work.  Below is a video of her talk.

Below is a related 2007 talk of her’s from the University of California The American Denial of Global Warming, that provides more details on environmental denial.

3 thoughts on “Naomi Oreskes on Merchants of Doubt”

  1. Naomi and Eric,
    Your book, Merchants of Doubt, is a book that has influenced my thinking and perceptions, first about the US Govt andits actions, and my own Canadian Govt, and its actions.
    Thank you very much indeed.

    I have “spread the word”, and several of my contacts on Taxacom have now purchased and read your book.

    Robin Leech, P.Biol.

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