Back in 2010, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway published Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. There are patterns in the incentives, people, and tactics used in science denial, and learning those is crucial to dealing with a number of huge problems. This video from Yale Climate Connections shows the parallel between the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fight against acknowledging and dealing with man-made climate change:
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