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Merchants Of Doubt: How A Handful Of Scientists Obscured The Truth On Issues From Tobacco Smoke To…

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Featuring a new Foreword by former Vice President Al Gore Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize "Important and timely. We ignore this message at our peril."-Elizabeth Kolbert Merchants of Doubt has been praised-and attacked-around the world, for reasons…
The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

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The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse…
Why Trust Science?
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|October 22, 2019

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Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why…
Encyclical On Climate Change And Inequality: On Care For Our Common Home

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The complete text of Laudato Si ’, the landmark encyclical letter from Pope Francis that, as Time magazine reported, “rocked the international community” In the Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality , the beloved Pope exhorts the world to…
Discerning Experts: The Practices Of Scientific Assessment For Environmental Policy

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Discerning Experts assesses the assessments that many governments rely on to help guide environmental policy and action. Through their close look at environmental assessments involving acid rain, ozone depletion, and sea level rise, the authors explore how…
Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth

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Can anyone today imagine the earth without its puzzle-piece construction of plate tectonics? The very term, "plate tectonics," coined only thirty-five years ago, is now part of the vernacular, part of everyone's understanding of the way the earth works.The…
The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

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In the early twentieth century, American earth scientists were united in their opposition to the new--and highly radical--notion of continental drift, even going so far as to label the theory "unscientific." Some fifty years later, however, continental drift was…
Science On A Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do And Don't Know About The Ocean

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What difference does it make who pays for science? Some might say none. If scientists seek to discover fundamental truths about the world, and they do so in an objective manner using well-established methods, then how could it matter who’s footing the bill?…
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to…

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The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global…
Summary: Merchants of Doubt - Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured…

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Complete summary of Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway’s book: “Merchants ofDoubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from TobaccoSmoke to Global Warming”. This summary of the ideas fromNaoli Oreskes and Erik Conway’s book “Merchants of Doubt”…
Les marchands de doute: Ou comment une poignée de scientifiques ont masqué la vérité sur des enjeux…

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"Notre produit, c’est le doute." Les lobbys industriels (industrie du tabac, de l’énergie, du pétrole…) ont, à coup de milliards de dollars, élaboré une stratégie destinée à éviter toute réglementation de santé publique ou environnementale qui aurait pu…
Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
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|November 7, 2014

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Investigations of how the global Cold War shaped national scientific and technological practices in fields from biomedicine to rocket science. The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military…