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Merchants of Doubt - Book + DVD
Merchants of Doubt - Book + DVD
Contribution: $75.00

Product Code: PBD207

The Book
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues
from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

MOD tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level
scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and
industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny
well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. The same individuals
who claim the science of global warming is "not settled" have also denied the
truth about studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and
CFCs to the ozone hole. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco executive.
These "experts" supplied it.

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, MERCHANTS OF
DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic yet illuminating ride into the
heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a
secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who
present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the
contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats
ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

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