What a great book: “Denialism” by Michael Specter. The subtitle is “How irrational thinking hinders scientific progress, harms the planet, and threatens our lives.”
He focuses on the mistrust of science held by many around the world. For centuries, the general view has been that science was neither good nor bad as it just supplied information and understanding. Now science is viewed by many as a special interest group that doesn’t always serve our best interest. He covers, as examples the Vioxx incident, vaccines, organic food fetish, and other topics.