Naomi Oreskes is an award-winning professor of the History of Science and affiliated professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, and an internationally renowned geologist, science historian, and author of many books and articles on the history of earth and environmental science. Her 2004 essay "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change" has been widely cited, both in the United States and abroad, and her opinion pieces have appeared The London Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Nature, Science, The New Statesman, and Frankfurter Allgemeine.

Her acclaimed 2010 book, “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming” won the Watson-Davis Prize from the History of Science Society and in early 2015, was made into a film by Robby Kenner.