Thursday, March 18, 2010

Al's Journal : The Roots of Denial

A timely reality check

"In every case, they denied the severity of the problem and said the science was uncertain," Oreskes said. "It was always the same argument. They always used the tobacco strategy and said it would be wrong for the government to interfere with the marketplace. It was all about using this play from the tobacco playbook."

We know the tactics, funders and mission of climate crisis deniers. It is our job to combat and debunk their skepticism at every turn. Incidentally, Oreskes has an important book that will be published soon, titled Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.

Al's Journal : The Roots of Denial

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