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8/1/11: Merchants of Doubt

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By Doug Fabrizio

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8/1/11: Merchants of Doubt

Salt Lake City, Utah – Historian Naomi Oreskes says that while the U.S. scientific community has led the world in research on issues like public health and environmental science, there's also a small group of scientists that mislead the public with ideas based on political agendas rather than science. Oreskes has written a book that explores how this has skewed our understanding of climate change, tobacco and more. Monday she joins Doug to talk about these "Merchants of Doubt." (Rebroadcast)

In February, Naomi Oreskes spoke at the University of Utah's Wallace Stegner Center. You can view an archived video of her lecture here

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Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:

  • Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
  • Les Savy Fav, Daily Dares
  • El Ten Eleven, Estrella
  • Wilco, War on war

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