Naomi Oreskes reads from "Merchants of Doubt" at WWU


Naomi Oreskes shares ideas from her latest book, "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming," in a free talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Western Washington University Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Her book details how the dangers of many issues in science have been masked by "scientific" efforts to confuse the public and our policy leaders. Oreskes attests, for example, that the 'debate' over the climate crisis--and many other environmental issues - was manufactured by the same people who brought you 'safe cigarettes.'

The talk is made possible by the generous support of Western Reads, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, The Ethics Initiative, and the College of Sciences & Technology.

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