Meet Naomi Oreskes, Ph.D.

Naomi Oreskes, PhD, Professor of the History of Science, and affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. Co-author (with Erik M. Conway) of Merchants of Doubt and The Collapse of Western Civilization


Naomi Oreskes is one of a select group of important scientists and science historians who have committed to informing the public about corporate disinformation campaigns. Dr. Oreskes appeared on SftPublic's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program November 18, 2014 to discuss the issue Creating Public Doubt about Scientific Facts. She discussed disinformation campaigns that are the subject of her book, co-authored with Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt. Dr. Oreskes stressed the need for public awareness of how such disinformation has been structured and propagated in media topics such as tobacco, cancer, CFCs, acid rain and the ozone hole, and climate change. The book and the subsequent documentary are important contributions to public alertness of corporate manipulation.


NYT 10/27/14 Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change
Dr. Oreskes' TED Talk Why We Should Believe In Science
Dr. Oreskes in Huffington Post Wishful Thinking about Natural Gas
Dr. Oreskes on NPR's On Point
Harvard Magazine article about Naomi Oreskes
Merchants of Doubt documentary released March, 2015.