30 of 41 people found the following review helpful
If this book doesn't piss you off, nothing will!,
This review is from: Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (Hardcover)
Oreskes and Conway detail the shady dealings of think tank members and others willing to sell their scientific credentials in order to increase a false sense of scientific uncertainty--all to help the bottom line!
If you are at all concerned about the global warming debate--or have kids who might be affected by it, this book is a must read! The claims in this book are carefully researched and well documented. If you find something in there that doesn't seem like it would be the case, check it out yourself. Don't rely on people who stand to profit to define your sense of what's going on.
It should be interesting to see if the some of the people described in the book--folks with a vested interest in maintaining a false sense of uncertainty--might use the amazon rating system to further their agenda. I hope not! I always rely on amazon ratings to help me find good books.