Naomi Oreskes is a science historian at Harvard University, and the author of several books, including Merchants of Doubt and Why Trust Science? She has extensively researched the efforts of the fossil fuel industry to deny the reality of manmade climate change and its links to the tobacco industry. 

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A Brief History of How Big Oil Outplayed Us All
For a century, the fossil fuel industry has outmaneuvered regulators and the public to lock in its power and profits, at the world’s expense.