[Marxism] Fwd: Manufacturing Denial

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 31 06:42:55 MDT 2015

“Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on 
Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming”, the 2010 book by Naomi 
Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, is required reading in order to understand 
the threats to our health and overall survival posed by the well-funded 
pseudo-scientific think-tanks that have their origins in Cold War 
anti-Communism. As unlikely as it might seem, the very scientists who 
ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers pay to cast doubt on climate change are 
part of a network that got started in the 1950s when scientists, 
including those who worked for the tobacco industry, were at last coming 
to the conclusion that smoking causes cancer. The tobacco companies 
needed “experts” to obfuscate the issues just as the need them today to 
cast doubt on climate change.

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/31/manufacturing-denial/

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