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Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University and co-author, with Erik Conway, of "Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming" (2011) and "Why Trust Science?" (2019). Follow her on Twitter: @NaomiOreskes

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Big Oil's Secret Strategy to Keep Winning

The oil and gas industry has refined its techniques to stay a step ahead over decades. And it has no plans to stop anytime soon.

Naomi Oreskes ·


The Greatest Scam in History: How the Energy Companies Took Us All

Science failed to have the necessary impact in significant part because of disinformation promoted by the major fossil-fuel companies, which have succeeded in diverting attention from climate change and successfully blocking meaningful action.

Naomi Oreskes ·


Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

A book entitled Discerning Experts explains why—and what can be done about it.

Naomi Oreskes ·


The False Promise of Nuclear Power

We must free ourselves from the false hope that a technology designed for ultimate destruction could be transmogrified into ultimate life-enhancement.

Robert Jay Lifton ·


There is a New Form of Climate Denialism to Look Out For – So Don't Celebrate Yet

At the exact moment in which we need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel, we’re being told that renewable sources can’t meet our energy needs

Naomi Oreskes ·


The Hoax of Climate Denial: Why “Politically Motivated” Science Is Good Science

What government scientists do matters. And why they do it matters, too.

Naomi Oreskes ·


Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Why fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuels

Naomi Oreskes ·


Universities Must End Financial Ties to Climate Denying Fossil-Fuel Giants – Now

Schools like Harvard exist to foster knowledge and understanding, yet they're investing in an industry that has systematically undermined that work. That is wrong

Naomi Oreskes ·

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