Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes

Henry Charles Lea Professor of the History of Science
Affiliated Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Naomi Oreskes

Research Interests

Earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent

Related Publications

Pope Francis, with Introduction by Naomi Oreskes. 2015 Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for our Common Home. Melville Press.

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway, 2013. "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future," Daedalus 142 (1) (Winter 2013): 40-58.

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, 2010.
(New York: Bloomsbury Press.)

Whipple, Chris et al. (fourteen additional authors), 2007. Models in Environmental Regulatory Decision Making (Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences National Research Council, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology), 287 pp.

Brysse, Keynyn, Dale Jamieson, Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes, Jessica O'Reilly and Matthew Shindell. Assessing Assessments: Scientific Knowledge for Public Policy, in prep., expected completion 2014.

Cherry, John et al. (16 authors) Harnessing Science and Technology to Understand the Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Extraction, Council of Canadian Academies, in preparation, expected publication November 2013.

Brysse, Keynyn, Naomi Oreskes, Jessica O'Reilly and Michael Oppenheimer, 2012. "'Climate Change Prediction: Erring on the Side of Least Drama?" Global Environmental Change, 23: 327-337.

Oreskes, Naomi, 2004. "The scientific consensus on climate change," Science 306: 1686.

Environmental Courses

Faculty Department

History of Science


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Contact Information

Science Ctr. SC356, 1 Oxford Street

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