The troubling story of how a cadre of influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a political and economic agenda.
Naomi Oreskes is Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her essay 'Beyond the Ivory Tower' was a milestone in the fight against global warming denial. Erik Conway is the resident historian at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Fighting Facts is their first book together.
Anyone concerned about the state of democracy in America should
read this book -- Al Gore
Brilliantly reported and written with brutal clarity * Huffington Post *
It is tempting to require that all those engaged in the business of conveying scientific information to the general public should read it * Science *
A hard-hitting thriller ... also a meticulously researched history book and a portal into the world of real science ... A fascinating story * West Australian *
Excellent, important * Choice *