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Merchants of Doubt: The Deep Roots of Climate Change The Untold Story! Warren Wiscombe, PhD


January 2, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave.
Sebastopol, Ca 95472 United States
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Warren will dig below the surface to uncover the roots of the ‘climate skeptic’ phenomenon that began in the 1980s. Individuals and organizations strongly rooted in “free-market fundamentalism”, an economic philosophy going back to Friedrich Hayek in the 1940s, began a conscious campaign to undermine climate science. As the story goes, cold warriors without communists to fight turned their fire and wrath on environmentalism. Heavily influenced by Ayn Randers and backed by powerful and wealthy interests, they began to spread doubt in order to stop any regulation of the environment.

Dr. Warren Wiscombe is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society formerly with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.