Merchants of doubt how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming is a 2010 non fiction book by american historians of science naomi oreskes and erik m conwayit identifies parallels between the global warming controversy and earlier controversies over tobacco smoking acid rain ddt and the hole in the ozone layer. 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 . In merchants of doubt authors naomi oreskes and erik conway present a meticulously researched but sometimes flawed account of decades of attempts some successful some not to obfuscate and derail the political response to one of several environmental and environmental health threats. These experts supplied it naomi oreskes and erik m conway historians of science roll back the rug on this dark corner of the american scientific community showing how ideology and corporate interests aided by a too compliant media have skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era. Access a free summary of merchants of doubt by naomi oreskes and erik m conway and 18000 other business leadership and nonfiction books on getabstract access a free summary of merchants of doubt by naomi oreskes and erik m conway and 18000 other business leadership and nonfiction books on getabstract skip navigation menu login
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