National Geographic’s YouTube Channel did a recent feature on coastal wolves. For me, a resident in west coast wolf territory, it feels a bit like a few locals getting some celebrity attention. The series follows wildlife documentarian Bertie Gregory through his three months into the wild meeting and filming numerous west coast creatures, from bald eagles to orca, as he seeks to capture footage of the elusive coastal wolf.
Why if we have 97% of scientist agree with human caused climate change do we still have debate even in the highest levels of government? Why do a small number of high-profile talking heads repeatedly push against scientific knowledge from one industry to another? Know thy enemy, proposes Merchants Of Doubt as it puts a face on the major industry defending “experts.”
Familiarise yourself with this rotating cast of spokes men whose main job is to argue against overwhelming science for big tobacco, big industry and big oil clients. Beyond money, the legacy of US history and ideology play a part in keeping not only ignorance alive but also insuring in-action.
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