Merchants of DoubtCLEMSON — There will be a free film screening of the documentary “Merchants of Doubt” followed by a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Self Auditorium of the Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson University.

Directed by Robert Kenner, the documentary exposes a system of science punditry that aims to sow confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. The screening is hosted by the Strom Thurmond Institute and RepublicEN.org.

After the film, Inglis will present on environmental sustainability. He is the executive director of RepublicEN, an organization that advocates for the investment in alternative forms of energy and energy-related business to create free-enterprise solutions to curb the negative impacts of climate change.

“Our goal with this event is to educate the public about a system that spreads misleading information in an attempt to undermine serious debate about the science of climate change, environmental sustainability and other challenges facing our planet,” said Adam Coates, a Ph.D. candidate in the Clemson University’s forestry and environmental conservation department.

For more information, contact Coates at coatest@clemson.edu or 864-633-0249.

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