17 Sep '11, 6pm

"Doubt" Video On Fossil Fuel Industry's Tobacco PR Tactics To Undermine Science

"Doubt" Video On Fossil Fuel Industry's Tobacco PR Tactics To Undermine Science

In case you didn't manage to catch all 24 hours of the Climate Reality Project (I mean, what the heck else were you doing?), I wanted to flag this one video for you, as it's particularly germane to the ongoing coverage here at DeSmogBlog. It's called "Doubt," and it's about how the fossil fuel industry took the tobacco industry's playbook (didn't just borrow a play, but really the whole playbook) to confuse the public on the science of climate change. Not by disproving the facts — because that's impossible — but just by creating enough doubt to make a busy public dismiss it. DOUBT from The Climate Reality Project on Vimeo . Here's the core of it all: "How did the tobacco companies manage to lie to the public in face of all the scientific evidence? They realized that the science didn't need to be disproven. It was enough to create doubt in the minds of the public to keep th...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/doubt-video-fossil-fuel-industr...

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