Stories by Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. She is the co-author, with Erik Conway, of Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. Her latest book with Conway is The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future. subscribe to Naomi Oreskes's feed

Posted on: Nov 3, 2015, Source: Adbusters

If climate change is, as Nicholas Stern said, "the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen," then governments will need to act. And that's precisely what right-wing climate deniers don't want.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015, Source: Tom Dispatch

Climate disasters will give undemocratic forces the justification they seek to commandeer resources, declare martial law, interfere with the market economy and suspend democratic processes.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

It's time to quit the wishful thinking about natural gas.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Schools like Harvard exist to foster knowledge and understanding, yet they're investing in an industry that has systematically undermined that work.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2010, Source: Bloomsbury USA

The "debate" over global warming has never been about productive dialogue. Rather, it's an indication of our eagerness to doubt issues that threaten our very existence.