(See more on the Drexel/Stanford research on the climate change counter-movement here.)
Merchants of Doubt, A film by Sony Pictures and Robert Kenner
Austin Premiere and Lecture by Bruce Melton PE
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Bruce Melton is an independent nonprofit climate science education specialist. After the movie he will give a short talk about how the $900 million a year Climate Change Counter Movement has impacted climate science education in the U.S., based on research out of Drexel and Stanford. After the talk there will be time for climate science and global warming psychology questions of any kind.
Arbor Theater: April 10, 2015, 7:50 to 9:25 pm
Short Lecture and Questions: 9:25 to 9:55
The Arbor Theater, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759, (512) 231-9742
Merchants of Doubt Film: http://sonyclassics.com/merchantsofdoubt/
Merchants of Doubt Book: http://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/