Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft : das Netzwerk des Leugnens

Author: Erik M. Conway,Naomi Oreskes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527412115

Category: Democracy and science

Page: 389

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Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.
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Merchants of Doubt

How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Author: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408828774

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. These scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers. Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. Remarkably, the same individuals surface repeatedly-some of the same figures who have claimed that the science of global warming is "not settled" denied the truth of studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco executive. These "experts" supplied it. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, historians of science, roll back the rug on this dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era.
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Merchants of Doubt

How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Author: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408824833

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 1641

'Merchants of Doubt should finally put to rest the question of whether the science of climate change is settled. It is, and we ignore this message at our peril.'-Elizabeth Kolbert
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Einsteins Uhren, Poincarés Karten

Die Arbeit an der Ordnung der Zeit

Author: Peter Galison

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105609040

Category: Science

Page: 382

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Peter Galison zeigt, wie eng die Grundgedanken der »Speziellen Relativitätstheorie« mit gleichzeitigen Entwicklungen in Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Technologie verknüpft waren. Eine fundamentale Theorie der Physik bekommt ihren reichen weltlichen Kontext zurück. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Summary: Merchants of Doubt

Review and Analysis of Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 251100125X

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway’s book: “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming”. This complete summary of “Merchants of Doubt” by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, two prominent science historians, presents their account of how a group of top scientists ran campaigns in order to confuse the public over the validity of scientific discoveries on issues such as global warming, the dangers of smoking and acid rain. In their book, the authors reveal the actions of this scientific community and how they have prevented the understanding of some of the most important global issues. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how politics can cause a conflict of interest with scientific facts and research • Expand your knowledge of politics and science To learn more, read “Merchants of Doubt” and discover the truth that scientists have been trying to hide.
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Eine unbequeme Wahrheit

Klimawandel geht uns alle an

Author: Albert Gore,Lilian Kura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570220696

Category: Treibhauseffekt - Umweltkrise - Jugendsachbuch

Page: 207

View: 9808

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An Essay on the Early History of the Law Merchant

Being the Yorke Prize Essay for the Year 1903

Author: William Mitchell

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584776331

Category: Law

Page: 176

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With an appendix of source materials. The winner of the prestigious Yorke Prize, this essay is still cited in the literature of commercial and international law. "Mr. Mitchell has satisfactorily risen to the occasion, and has given us an interesting study of the early history of that system of universal practical law which the traders of the Middle Ages recognised as binding upon them in their international dealings. Customary in its origin and principles, summary in its jurisdiction and equitable in its spirit, the Law Merchant has been a potent factor in the development of the modern commercial law of all the countries of Europe, and Mr. Mitchell's account of its beginnings is full of suggestion.": Juridical Review 16 (1904) 446.
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Environment and Politics

Author: Timothy Doyle,Doug McEachern,Sherilyn MacGregor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963258

Category: Political Science

Page: 330

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Environment and Politics 4th Edition is a concise introduction to this ever-expanding interdisciplinary field, explaining and illustrating how concepts, conflicts, movements, political systems and the practices of policy-making can be analysed in a systematic way. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key themes that shape the field, and examines a diverse range of environmental problems and policy solutions found in different countries and cultures. The new edition has been extensively revised to include up-to-date explanation of green political theories and traditions and the debates that shape action on the ground. It contains an expanded discussion of environmental movements that work in the Global North, the Global South and transnationally. Greater attention has been given to the roles of corporations, non-governmental organizations, the media, consumers and citizens in order to reflect the changing nature of environmental governance. The text also focuses throughout on debates surrounding the concepts of environmental security, environmental justice and environmental citizenship. The authors examine the institutional responses of parliaments, administrative, legal and electoral systems; the more informal politics of social movements; and the politics of markets and the corporate sector as they respond to (or resist) the greening of societies. This engaging text has been fully updated to offer readers a greater understanding of international, national and local environmental politics as well as expected future developments at all levels. Environment and Politics continues to use illustrative examples of conflicts, people and events spanning North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, giving it global perspective and relevance. Each chapter includes questions for debate as well as a list of key words and resources for independent research. This successful textbook remains a key resource for undergraduate and postgraduate studies across politics, environmental studies, development studies and human geography courses.
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Die Diktatur der Konzerne

Wie globale Unternehmen uns schaden und die Demokratie zerstören

Author: Thilo Bode

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906874

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 1918

Bestsellerautor, TTIP-Aktivist und Anwalt der Bürger Thilo Bode über die neue Macht der Konzerne: Wie sie den Staat als Geisel nehmen und uns beherrschen. Internationale Konzerne hinterziehen Steuern, schädigen die Umwelt, verstoßen gegen Menschenrechte und diktieren den Politikern die Gesetzesvorlagen. Und das oft ganz legal. Doch damit nicht genug: Sie werden immer dreister, nutzen die Freiräume und Schlupflöcher immer hemmungsloser, eine neue Qualität der Ausbeutung ist erreicht. In seinem neuen Buch zeigt Thilo Bode erstmals das ganze Bild dieser neuen Diktatur der Konzerne, in deren Würgegriff wir Bürger immer stärker geraten. Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele erklärt der unabhängige und leidenschaftliche »Anwalt der Bürger« anschaulich die Zusammenhänge und stellt klar: Die Macht der Konzerne lässt sich brechen – wir können unsere Souveränität zurückerobern!
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Endangered Economies

How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Author: Geoffrey Heal

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023154328X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This issue has become only more urgent in recent years with the threat of climate change, the accelerating loss of ecosystems, and the rapid industrialization of the developing world. Reflecting on a lifetime of experience not only as a leading voice in the field, but as a green entrepreneur, activist, and advisor to governments and global organizations, Heal clearly and passionately demonstrates that the only way to achieve long-term economic growth is to protect our environment. Writing both to those conversant in economics and to those encountering these ideas for the first time, Heal begins with familiar concepts, like the tragedy of the commons and unregulated pollution, to demonstrate the underlying tensions that have compromised our planet, damaging and in many cases devastating our natural world. Such destruction has dire consequences not only for us and the environment but also for businesses, which often vastly underestimate their reliance on unpriced natural benefits like pollination, the water cycle, marine and forest ecosystems, and more. After painting a stark and unsettling picture of our current quandary, Heal outlines simple solutions that have already proven effective in conserving nature and boosting economic growth. In order to ensure a prosperous future for humanity, we must understand how environment and economy interact and how they can work in harmony—lest we permanently harm both.
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Modern Climate Change Science

An Overview of Today’s Climate Change Science

Author: G. Thomas Farmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319092227

Category: Science

Page: 106

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Composed of two extensive sections, this book surveys important work in climate change science, mainly in the United States, and introduces contributions to the body of science that have arrived on the scene between January 2013 and February 2014. The opening section offers a broad examination of contemporary climate change science, with subsections on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Earth’s energy imbalance and energy flow; carbon dioxide’s role in the greenhouse effect; climate forcing, and climate feedbacks; Charles David Keeling and the Keeling Curve; the interfaces of atmosphere with oceans and land; paleoclimates and paleoclimatology; rising sea level; melting glaciers; deforestation; desertification; more violent storms, animal and human migration, extinction of species and more. The second section reviews and assesses the newest contributions to the body of research. Among the topics discussed are current and recent research on rising temperatures; the BEST study; the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC); current and recent research on climate models, new research on global warming 56 million years ago; ecosystem impacts, projections of future climate and more. This book can be considered a bridge between the volumes of Farmer and Cook’s Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis, as it arrives between the release of the first volume on the Physical Climate (2013) the second, on Earth’s climate history, which is now in preparation. The book benefits a wide audience as its survey of the science of climate change provides an introduction to the subject and a discussion of current research in the field. The book may be used as a refresher for those who have had prior courses in climate science and related fields. Each chapter includes a comprehensive list of references for subjects discussed in the text.
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Merchants of Despair

Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism

Author: Robert Zubrin

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 1594035695

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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There was a time when humanity looked in the mirror and saw something precious, worth protecting and fighting for—indeed, worth liberating. But now, we are beset on all sides by propaganda promoting a radically different viewpoint. According to this idea, human beings are a cancer upon the Earth, a horde of vermin whose aspirations and appetites are endangering the natural order. This is the core of antihumanism. Merchants of Despair traces the pedigree of this ideology and exposes its pernicious consequences in startling and horrifying detail. The book names the chief prophets and promoters of antihumanism over the last two centuries, from Thomas Malthus through Paul Ehrlich and Al Gore. It exposes the worst crimes perpetrated by the antihumanist movement, including eugenics campaigns in the United States and genocidal anti-development and population-control programs around the world. Combining riveting tales from history with powerful policy arguments, Merchants of Despair provides scientific refutations to all of antihumanism’s major pseudo-scientific claims, including its modern tirades against nuclear power, pesticides, population growth, biotech foods, resource depletion, and industrial development.
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Wissenschaft in der digitalen Revolution

Klimakommunikation 21.0

Author: Klaus-Dieter Müller

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658008814

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 121

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Wissenschaftlern wird immer wieder vorgeworfen, sie kommunizierten überwiegend untereinander, nicht aber mit Außenstehenden und Betroffenen – gefangen im Elfenbeinturm mit Spezialsprachen, methodischer Spezialisierung in großer Abgeschlossenheit. Einerseits fordern auch Wissenschaftler Verhaltensänderungen der Bevölkerung, gerade in Bezug auf den Klimawandel, andererseits überlassen sie die Kommunikation der Erfordernisse den Massenmedien, denen es schwer fällt, die Kriterien „Nachrichtenwert“ und „Unterhaltungsbedürfnis“ mit wissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen zu vereinbaren. Wo ist der Ausweg? Wer muss die Kommunikation – gerade auch vor dem Hintergrund der digitalen Möglichkeiten mit völlig veränderten Kommunikationsmustern – mit welchen Angeboten und Formaten auf welchen Endgeräten gestalten? Das Buch gibt Antworten und beschreibt Möglichkeiten im Wandel der Wissenschaftskommunikation vom Informieren zum interaktiven Dialog am Beispiel der Klimafolgenforschung.
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History

Author: William Hargrove

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: York (England)

Page: N.A

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Das Meer

Roman

Author: Wolfram Fleischhauer

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426451603

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Das Meer: Ursprung des Lebens. Der Mensch: Ursprung der Zerstörung. Ein Roman über Gut und Böse, über Leben und Tod. Dramatisch und erschreckend realistisch: Wolfram Fleischhauer versteht es wie kein anderer, brisante Themen mit atemloser Spannung zu verknüpfen. Teresa verschwindet spurlos im Einsatz auf einem modernen Fischfangschiff auf hoher See. Entsetzt ist nicht nur ihr Geliebter und Ausbilder John Render von der zuständigen EU-Behörde in Brüssel. Genauso am Boden zerstört sind Ragna di Melo und ihre Truppe von radikalen Umweltaktivisten, die eine mörderische Methode entwickelt haben, die skrupellose Ausbeutung der Meere zu beenden. Als Ragnas Vater, ein schillernder Schweizer Lobbyist, Wind von den Aktivitäten seiner Tochter bekommt, die auch seine eigenen Geschäftsinteressen berühren, muss er handeln. Noch bevor das ganze Ausmaß der Bedrohung bekannt wird, reist er nach Südostasien, wo Ragna sich versteckt halten soll. Er weiß, dass seine Tochter niemals mit ihm sprechen wird. Daher heuert er den jungen Dolmetscher Adrian an, der zu Schulzeiten eine leidenschaftliche Affäre mit Ragna hatte – ohne ihn jedoch in die wahren Gründe einzuweihen ... Drei Männer auf einer verzweifelten Suche, zwei Frauen in Todesgefahr – und zwischen ihnen der brutale Apparat der globalen Fischereimafia, eine gleichgültige Öffentlichkeit und eine handlungsunfähige Politik: Wolfram Fleischhauer entwirft ein erschreckend realistisches Katastrophenszenario und erzählt zugleich von den Grenzen der Liebe und unserer Sehnsucht nach einem neuen Umgang mit der Natur.
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Merchants of Immortality

Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension

Author: Stephen S. Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618095241

Category: Science

Page: 439

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A look into the mysteries of life extension profiles people working to make humans live longer and better, traces the history of the science of aging, and explains how recent discoveries could change our lives.
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Cool it!

warum wir trotz Klimawandels einen kühlen Kopf bewahren sollten

Author: Bjørn Lomborg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550656

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 281

View: 928

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