Join Kansas Interfaith Power & Light for a screening of "Merchants of Doubt' on November 11.
The 90-minute documentary exposes a concerted strategy to create doubt about the facts of climate change through the use of pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities.
View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ii9zGFDtc
Based on the book by Naomi Oreskes, the film interviews industry reps, global warming deniers, environmentalists, and climate scientists to create a riveting behind-the-scenes look at how the fossil fuel industry has been so successful in blocking government action on climate. Borrowing from the same playbook used by the tobacco industry for years, Merchants of Doubt shows us that climate denial is a risky game of deception with high stakes – preying on people’s fears and creating societal division and inaction on climate. “Doubt is our product,” states a 1969 memo from the tobacco giant Brown and Williamson, “since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ that exists in the mind of the general public.”