Workshop & Book Signing: Naomi Oreskes - Merchants of Doubt

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11/09/2010 - 6:00pm
11/09/2010 - 8:00pm

In their new book, Merchants of Doubt, historians Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway explain 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.

Naomi Oreskes, professor of history and science studies at
the University of California, San Diego and adjunct professor
of geosciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
researches consensus and dissent in science.
Copies of Merchants of Doubt will be available for purchase and
a book signing will take place after the workshop.

Naomi Oreskes Book Signing Flyer.pdf1.87 MB