Merchants of Doubt with Naomi Oreskes

Merchants of Doubt "explain[s] how a loose–knit group of high-level scientists, with extensive political connections, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. In seven compelling chapters addressing tobacco, acid rain, the ozone hole, global warming, and DDT, Oreskes and Conway roll back the rug on this dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how the ideology of free market fundamentalism, aided by a too-compliant media, has skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era." Via

Read Kenneth Turan's review of the documentary or watch the trailer.

A Q&A featuring Naomi Oreskes, author of the book that inspired the documentary, will follow the film.

Naomi Oreskes is one of the world’s leading historians of science. Naomi is a Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, whose research focuses on consensus and dissent in science. 

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