Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. She started her career as a geologist, received her B.S. (1st class Honours) from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London, and then worked for three years as an exploration geologist in the Australian outback. In 1990 she received an inter-disciplinary Ph.D. in geological research and history of science from Stanford University. Her 2014 essay “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change,” cited by Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth (2006), led to op-ed pieces in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and to Congressional testimony in the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. With Erick M. Conway, she is the author of Merchants of Doubt, How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.