Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway


"Merchants of Doubt should still ultimately positioned to leisure the query of even if the technological know-how of weather switch is settled. it's, and we forget about this message at our peril."-Elizabeth Kolbert

"Brilliantly pronounced andwritten with brutal clarity."-Huffington Post

Now a strong documentary from the acclaimed director of Food Inc., Merchants of Doubt was once probably the most talked-about weather swap books of modern years, for purposes effortless to appreciate: It tells the arguable tale of the way a loose-knit team of high-level scientists and medical advisers, with deep connections in politics and undefined, ran potent campaigns to lie to the general public and deny well-established medical wisdom over 4 many years. a similar people who declare the technology of world warming is "not settled" have additionally denied the reality approximately reports linking smoking to lung melanoma, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone gap. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco govt. those "experts" provided it.

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