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How Scientists Obscured the Truth on Global Warming

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Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, spoke recently at the University of New South Wales (Australia) on the ideas outlined in her book “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming”. According to Oreskes, there is a disconnect between the state of scientific debate and the way it was being presented in the mass media, and perceived by the American people.  She suggests that confusion regarding climate science has been purposely disseminated for political reasons by people trying to confuse us.

You can listen to Naomi Oreskes’ public address on ABC Radio by clicking this link.

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, Bloomsbury Press, http://www.bloomsburypress.com/

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