Defeating the merchants of doubt

  title={Defeating the merchants of doubt},
  author={Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway},
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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Doubt is their product : how industry's assault on science threatens your health
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