AGU 2014 Tidbits – Anecdotes And Stories From The Front Lines Of ScienceBy Collin Maessen on
During the AGU Fall Meeting I had the honor of working with Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week and John Cook of Skeptical Science, interviewing an amazing line-up of scientists and science communicators. I’m floored by who we interviewed and could have a chat with. Everyone brought their A game which gave us some incredible footage.
Richard Alley – Communicating Science With Anything That WorksIn this clip Alley looks back at him explaining Milankovitch cycles to Dana Rohrbacher and why he communicates the science in the way that he does.
John Cook – Collecting Conspiracy TheoriesIn this clip John Cook talks about one of his little hobbies: collecting conspiracy theories. A lot of different conspiracy theories were proposed about Skeptical Science and other projects and research Cook worked on. He collects all these different conspiracy theories as he finds them very interesting.
Katharine Hayhoe – Communicating Science In A Religious ContextKatharine Hayhoe has become a star in the climate science communication world with how effective she can communicate climate science to Christians. This is in part because she is an evangelical Christian herself. In this tidbit from our interview with her she talks about science communication and how her style was received.
Stephan Lewandowsky – Climate Science And Motivated ReasoningStephan Lewandowsky's recent research focusses on the public's understanding of science and why people reject well established scientific facts. In this clip Lewandowsky talks a bit on the causes of science denial.
Eugenie Scott – Science VS PseudoscienceEugenie Scott is an American physical anthropologist and a former university professor who served as the executive director of the National Center for Science Education from 1987 to 2014. She's one of the strongest voices that challenge the teaching of young earth creationism and intelligent design in schools. In this clip she talks about the difference between science and pseudoscience.
Michael Mann – Real ScepticismIn this clip Mann talks about the difference between the real scepticism that's present in science and the Pseudo-Scepticism displayed by climate science deniers.
Naomi Oreskes – Conspiracy? Scientists Aren’t That Organized!In this clip Oreskes talks about how the conspiracy theories about climate research are absurd as scientists aren't organized enough to weave such a web of deception.
John Cook – Making Sense of Climate Science DenialIn this clip Cook talks about the future of Skeptical Science and how the MOOC Making Sense of Climate Science Denial uses Skeptical Science materials.
Michael Mann – The Hockeystick Lightning RodIn this clip Mann talks about why his research became a symbol to be attacked by climate science deniers.
Naomi Oreskes – The Key Strategy Of The Merchants Of Doubt: Attacking The ConsensusIn this clip Oreskes talks about why attacking the consensus on global warming is such a key strategy for climate science deniers and vested interest.
Naomi Oreskes – Investigating The ConsensusIn this clip Oreskes talks about her famous paper that quantified the consensus on global warming and the results she found.
John Cook – Inoculating The Undecided Majority Against Climate MythsIn this clip Cook talks about the real goal of Skeptical Science: inoculating the undecided majority against climate myths.
Dana Nuccitelli – Misunderstanding the 97% consensusIn this clip Nuccitelli talks about the most often misunderstood part of the Cook 2013 consensus paper he's a co-author of.
Eugenie Scott - Getting The Ideological Fingers Out Of Their EarsIn this clip Eugenie Scott talks about how important it is to get through ideological filters so that you can explain the science.
John Cook – Attacks On Skeptical ScienceIn this clip Cook talks about climate science deniers attacking Skeptical Science.
Michael Mann – The Serengeti StrategyIn this clip Mann talks about one of the tactics climate science deniers like to use to attack scientists and climate research.
Naomi Oreskes - Using scientists as merchants of doubtIn this clip Oreskes talks about how scientist are used to spread doubt.
Michael Mann - Attacks On The Global Warming ConsensusIn this clip Mann talks about the scientific consensus on global warming and the attacks by science deniers trying to undermine this consensus.
Eugenie Scott - The Parallels Between Evolution And Climate Science DenialIn this clip she talks what the similarities are between evolution science and climate science denial.
Dana Nuccitelli - Strange Attacks on the 97% ConsensusIn this clip Nuccitelli talks about the one of the stranger attacks on the Cook 2013 consensus paper he's a co-author of.