WHAT HAVE CIGARETTES AND CLIMATE CHANGE GOT IN COMMON?
This is the topic which will be addressed in Pembrokeshire South East Energy Group's (PSEEG) March meeting. We will be looking at the various techniques devised by the tobacco companies in the 1950/60s to hide and deny the fact that smoking caused cancer.
These techniques are still being used today to discredit the work of scientists from around the world in their study of our changing climate. They cover so many specialisms and spend their working lives collecting data from the depths of the oceans to the top of the atmosphere; from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
The Group will be showing the film 'Merchants of Doubt'. This analyses the techniques honed over the years by the vested interests – in the case of climate change the fossil fuel industry.
Following the showing of the film we will have a quick update looking into the influence of the many so called 'independent think tanks' and trying to see where their funding comes from.
PSEEG's meeting is on Tuesday 14th March at 7.00pm in the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot.
All members of the public, whether residents or visitors, are very welcome to join us.
We will then have tea/coffee and biscuits – no charge - and a chance to chat.
We hope that you will be able to join us for a very thought provoking evening - particularly as the deniers as in now in positions of power in some countries.