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Merchants of Doubt: Who’s paying climate change deniers? (VIDEO)

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“Merchants of Doubt,” a documentary that seeks to expose the campaign to cast doubt on the scientific evidence of climate change and other pressing environmental issues, will be the feature at the Nevada Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.

Stay for the panel moderated by South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) Film Festival Director Melinda Booth. Panelists will include Rev. Sharon Delgado, director, Earth Justice Ministries; David Barnett, representing the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition; and Rachel Hutchinson, River Science Director for SYRCL.

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities — yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

The many characters we hear from, pro and con, range from James Hanson, former NASA scientist and now an adjunct professor at Columbia University known for his research in climatology and Congressional testimony on climate change, to Fred Singer, physicist at George Mason University and critic of the climate change consensus among scientists.

Director-Producer Robert Kenner has won an array of awards for his documentary work exposing some of today’s least talked of but most impactful social and environmental issues.

Admission is $8 per person.

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