I’m slowly building up the library of primary materials that trace both the development and the tactics of the climate change denial movement.
Today I’ve added the two leaked memos that show the genesis of the denial movement.
In 1993 “The Advancement of Sound Science Association” (TASSC) was founded by Philip Morris to undermine the public’s understanding on the risks associated with smoking. This group morphed into a lobby group questioning a broad range issues in which the science was definitive.
The documents are quite literally amazing. As a history major, I both appreciate them as historical documents while at the same time I’m stunned that there isn’t a more general awareness of their existence.
If you have not read them do so: here’s the direct link between the deniers and industry.