Active doubt and denial campaigns are not the reason climate action in Manchester is so hopeless. (This is in contrast to, say, Australia and the United States). Here it’s down to other reasons, among which are – good old-fashioned bureaucratic inertia, some conflicting goals, nobody in the Manchester mafia having a pair/being willing to rock the boat. And the great and the good having neither the attention nor the capacity to push forward. Meh.
Here is an interview with Naomi Oreskes, who co-authored a book called “Merchants of Doubt: How a Scientists obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.”
There’s a film of this book coming out next year.