Science Communicators – Why We Love Communicating ScienceBy Collin Maessen on
What motivates someone to read the scientific literature and pick the brains of scientists so that they can inform the public? Why spend so much time on doing that? There is a story behind every single science communicator that answers these questions.
Science Communicator: John CookJohn Cook is the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. He also founded skepticalscience.com in 2007, a website that examines the arguments of the global warming ‘sceptics’. In this interview Cook talks about what led to him becoming a science communicator.
Science Communicator: Peter SinclairThe second science communicator in this series is Peter Sinclair and is the founder of the website ClimateCrocks.com. He's most known for his series Climate Denial Crock of the Week and the series This is not Cool for the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media. For his articles and videos he interviews scientists to create videos on climate science topics, and to deconstruct and rebut climate science myths. For his science videos he has received praise from climate scientists such as Gavin Schmidt, Michael E. Mann, and the late Stephen Schneider.