Merchants of Doubt
How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change
This book dives into the controversial and talked-about story of a group of scientists and advisers who ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny scientific knowledge about climate change, smoking, acid rain, and the ozone hole. These "experts" denied well-established scientific studies, claiming that the science was "not settled." This book sheds light on the individuals who supplied doubt, and how they had deep connections in politics and industry.
2013-05-25T14:01:04.000ZWorth reading Merchants of Doubt. Same who tried to deny smoking deaths are denying climate change. – source
2017-06-01T23:27:04.000ZHighly recommend this book – source
2018-03-02T14:40:56.000Z@johnscottalexan The explanation offered by Merchants of Doubt makes a lot more sense. It is also fully documented and referenced. I highly recommend: – source
2019-01-24T01:53:31.000Z@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