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Defeating the merchants of doubt

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As climate scientists battle climate sceptics, they should note that we have been here before, say Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. History holds lessons for how researchers can get their message across.

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  1. Naomi Oreskes is a professor of history and science studies at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA.  naoreskes@ucsd.edu

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  2. Erik M. Conway is a historian of science and technology affiliated with the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109, USA. Their joint book Merchants of Doubt was published in May.

    • Erik M. Conway


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