[act-ma] 4/26 Film: Merchants of Doubt at MIT

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Apr 21 10:42:18 PDT 2016


/MIT Science for the People and Radius present a film screening and 
discussion of

Film: Merchants of Doubt | April 26 | 7:30pm

/Join us for a film screening of /Merchants of Doubt/, a documentary 
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001LD9bOqUqEVD3pRWEWjj7Kx7LDqyKWNggZNdNsKwhxZqhHBENOuUkpFjhy77T1Q0C0tG2xo0Us1IPo473i97E2LBvsriTpY5uBDP1lUdjRoGiht8CxHcsN8Ivo_DUPTAQVJbqTdKwDlkoWC39sP5HVOOZrvpW8C7KK-ksPG-nTcHcJ1kOffKzWyv_MA4v92KrkL41xR1rbKc=&c=ZpI6p1I8aiD3DQguXwdhOX8Qq1zDxgbrPexjJeSK-QomfP8CkNmFDQ==&ch=YpTojJXX81DtPb-wqGdFNVuAVsaJfyH8J_FnGwgrRe1fYDG5mI1jwQ==> 
inspired by the book 
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001LD9bOqUqEVD3pRWEWjj7Kx7LDqyKWNggZNdNsKwhxZqhHBENOuUkpFjhy77T1Q0CMvpj3TT5Fxb98TQJ1DqF9iMCOQ0PB-tpq5qtEecpAzCjr-KH9E7vOHQGKBC0PtLllhE_wuLftcPGQj2Tuy7hXzvakJ7IgEPSe718viFcyrYUTIA_qi8D8A==&c=ZpI6p1I8aiD3DQguXwdhOX8Qq1zDxgbrPexjJeSK-QomfP8CkNmFDQ==&ch=YpTojJXX81DtPb-wqGdFNVuAVsaJfyH8J_FnGwgrRe1fYDG5mI1jwQ==> 
of the same name. The film examines the use of a PR tactic in developing 
relationships with scientists and others who convincingly cast doubt on 
scientific research and evidence. This tactic, first used by the tobacco 
industry, successfully delayed federal regulation for years; long after 
the health risks of smoking had been proven. The film then connects to 
the current tactics stalling governmental action to regulate greenhouse 
gasses that are contributing to global climate change and other issues 
we face.


MIT Building-Room 32-155 
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aka Stata Center on Vassar St. near Main St.
https://whereis.mit.edu/

Radius (Technology and Culture Forum @ 
MIT),40 Massachusetts Ave.,W11, Cambridge, MA 02139






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