Movies That Matter presents Merchants of Doubt

Event details

  • May 17, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

This documentary exposes a concerted strategy to create doubt about the facts of climate change through the use of pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities. Based on the book by Naomi Oreskes, the film interviews industry reps, global warming deniers, environmentalists, and climate scientists to create a riveting behind-the-scenes look at how the fossil fuel industry has been so successful in blocking government action on climate. The film shows how the climate denial movement borrowed from the playbook used by the tobacco industry for years, and how climate denial is a risky game of deception with high stakes – preying on people’s fears and creating societal division and inaction on climate. Join us on Tuesday, May 17 at 4:30 pm to learn about the climate denial machinery – how to recognize it, the tactics used, and the players – so you can more effectively counter its influence in your community. (2015, 93 minutes)