The Green Team is sponsoring the screening of Merchants of Doubt, an acclaimed documentary on climate change on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 pm in Loper Chapel.
The film is based on the book by Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. The documentary, which includes interviews with industry reps, global warming deniers, environmentalists and climate scientists, exposes a concerted strategy to create doubt about the facts of climate change through the use of pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities.
Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times call it “an enthralling film—as fascinating as it is horrifying.”
Discussion about how we can work to address climate change will follow the screening.