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Merchants of Doubt

How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change

Naomi Oreskes

Now a powerful documentary from the acclaimed director of Food Inc., Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ra...
Publish Date
2011
May 31
First Published in 2010
Goodreads rating
4.17
ISBN
9781608193943
Recommendations
4
Recommendations
May 25, 2013
Worth reading Merchants of Doubt. Same who tried to deny smoking deaths are denying climate change.      source
Jun 01, 2017
Highly recommend this book      source
Mar 02, 2018
@johnscottalexan The explanation offered by Merchants of Doubt makes a lot more sense. It is also fully documented and referenced. I highly recommend:      source
Jan 24, 2019
@TomLumForest @mattmcirvin @ring_ras @DouglasCP @NaomiOreskes It actually goes back even further. Naomi's book is a must-read, but also worth reading @ChrisCMooney's "The Republican War on Science" for a longer-term contextualization of modern-day industry-funded science denial.      source