The Serengeti strategy: How special interests try to intimidate scientists, and how best to fight back

  title={The Serengeti strategy: How special interests try to intimidate scientists, and how best to fight back},
  author={M. Mann},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={33 - 45}
  • M. Mann
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Much as lions on the Serengeti seek out vulnerable zebras at the edge of a herd, special interests faced with adverse scientific evidence often target individual scientists rather than take on an entire scientific field at once. Part of the reasoning behind this approach is that it is easier to bring down individuals than an entire group of scientists, and it still serves the larger aim: to dismiss, obscure, and misrepresent well-established science and its implications. In addition, such… Expand
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