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Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes and Hypocrisy. Using the Same Tactics to Attack Nuclear Power That She Criticizes in Merchants of Doubt

David Ropeik | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
David Ropeik

Naomi Oreskes is cherry-picking and distorting scientific evidence to cloud the public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political agenda.

ExxonMobil, Climate Change, and Merchants of Doubt. Big Companies Aren't the Only Ones Slinging Science Bullsh-t.

David Ropeik | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
David Ropeik

When does "GMOS are unsafe" or "Vaccines are dangerous" or "Climate change isn't happening" go from advocacy to falsely yelling "Fire" in a theater? Has ExxonMobil crossed that line? Greenpeace? The organics industry?

Jeb vs. Francis

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Political and religious conservatives claim the rights of religion in the marketplace of ideas and the public square. Why not support the same claim when religion and science come together to save the planet and its poor?

End Times: Oreskes and Conway's Collapse of Western Civilization

Steven Newton | Posted 06.17.2015 | Home
Steven Newton

The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future is told from the perspective of a Chinese historian several centuries in the future, looking back at our current time and attempting to explain to readers the irrationality of our behavior.

What's The Matter With Dystopia?

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Ursula Heise | Posted 02.25.2015 | Home

This story originally appeared on Public Books February 1, 2015 — Dystopia is flourishing. In the process, it is becoming routine and losing...

How Did Western Civilization End? A Noted Historian Of Science Looks Back -- From 2093

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

"The Collapse of Western Civilization" is the clearest, shortest explanation of the science of climate change and its consequences I've seen.

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Who Is Bankrolling the War Against Climate Science?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

When you get right down to it, acting to minimize the effects of climate change is a quintessentially conservative cause; it is about conserving the earth and our way of life for future generations. So, if the real conservatives are not behind the war against climate science, who is?

Have The Merchants of Doubt Sold Us Out?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We are no longer talking about the future. We are talking about us, now. I think this is what Americans do not yet understand. But if current trends continue, they will soon. Climate change is all around us, and most of it is not good.

Underestimation Is Never a Good Thing When It Comes to Risks

Astrid Caldas | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
Astrid Caldas

When it comes to predictions and forecasts related to climate change itself and its various consequences, there is a striking bias for scientists to keep them on the "safe" side -- that is, estimates where they have highest confidence and are safe from being wrong.

Ten Great Books You Won't Find On Every List This Holiday Season

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

If your friends and family know that you're a big-time reader, you're surely going to get books for the holidays. And if they don't know you well, y...

Exposed: Global Warming Deniers

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Alexander

If the world's top climatologists are all convinced that the burning of fossil fuels is causing dangerous global warming, why do the media keep giving equal time to deniers?

Shadow Elite: Merchants of Doubt -- Do Scientific Denialists Have No Shame?

Naomi Oreskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Oreskes

From tobacco to acid rain to DDT to global warming, how has a small cabal of men come to justify their misrepresentation of scientific evidence? The personal attacks on colleagues, including vulnerable younger ones?

In Merchants of Doubt, the Same Scientists Who Lied About Tobacco Also Lied About Global Warming

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

Merchants of Doubt has left me frustrated that lobbyists and "experts" have blocked all meaningful steps to avert environment disaster.