Quarantine lecture series: Oreskes on climate change denialism


This was ten years ago,

but literally nothing has changed in the denialist movement. One thing that really caught my ear comes at about 49 minutes in. She's talking about journalists giving credence to climate deniers, and says they make the mistake of assuming that, "Smart people must be smart about everything." Some nuclear physicist or chemist with a PhD gets equal exposure as climatologists, regardless of what expertise they have in climatology.