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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Free screening of Merchants of Doubt

Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, former six-term Republican congressman Bob Inglis, and founder of  "republicEn" host a special screening of "Merchants of Doubt," a film that documents the well-funded climate denial machine.  

MoD is based on the book by science historian, Naomi Oreskes. 

The showing is Wednesday, August 10, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm  at Cinépolis Movie Theater at CocoWalk.

The event is free, refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Greg Hamra at greg4green@gmail.com, 305.310.4169



From Wikipedia:

Merchants of Doubt is a 2010 non-fiction book by American historians of science Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. It identifies parallels between the global warming controversy and earlier controversies over tobacco smokingacid rainDDT, and the hole in the ozone layer. Oreskes and Conway write that in each case "keeping the controversy alive" by spreading doubt and confusion after a scientific consensus had been reached, was the basic strategy of those opposing action. In particular, they say that Fred SeitzFred Singer, and a few other contrarian scientists joined forces with conservative think tanks and private corporations to challenge the scientific consensus on many contemporary issues.
The George C. Marshall Institute and Fred Singer, two of the subjects, have been critical of the book, but most reviewers received it favorably. One reviewer said that Merchants of Doubt is exhaustively researched and documented, and may be one of the most important books of 2010. Another reviewer saw the book as his choice for best science book of the year. It was made into a film, Merchants of Doubt, directed by Robert Kenner, released in 2014.

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