CFI Freethinker's Book Club: Merchants of Doubt

June's book is: 'Merchants Of Doubt' by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway



Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. The same individuals who claim the science of global warming is "not settled" have also denied the truth about studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco executive. These "experts" supplied it.


The book is available from the Vancouver Public Library; as well as from online sellers such as and . Please make sure to read the book before the meeting!

Please bring your ideas for future books to the next meeting, or email them to us.

CFI Vancouver's Book Club meets every second Saturday of the month at The Grind Coffee Shop on Main Street at King Edward.

Admission is free, however please consider becoming a member of CFI and/or making a donation to help keep this and other programs running.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great conversation and loved the different points of view. Kudos to Randy for bring a contrary point of view to the fold. It provide some of the more livelier part of our discussion. Totally enjoyed myself.

    1 · June 8, 2013

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