Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes is a science historian at Harvard University, and the author of several books, including Merchants of Doubt and Why Trust Science? She has extensively researched the efforts of the fossil fuel industry to deny the reality of manmade climate change and its links to the tobacco industry.

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How Big Oil Rigs the System to Keep Winning

Nearly every major oil and gas company now claims that they accept the science and that they support sensible climate policies. But their actions speak louder than words.

December 15, 2021

The Hoax of Climate Denial

Recently, the Washington Post reported new data showing something most of us already sense: that increased polarization on Capitol Hill is due to the way the Republican Party has lurched to the right.

June 18, 2015

Natural gas: A green bridge to hell

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy.

July 28, 2014

Global warming — signed, sealed and delivered

An Op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal a month ago claimed that a published study affirming the existence of a scientific consensus on the reality of global warming had been refuted. This charge was repeated again last week, in a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. I am the author of that study, which appeared two years ago in the journal Science, and I’m here to tell you that the consensus stands.

July 25, 2006

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