In this clip Cook talks about climate science deniers attacking Skeptical Science.
The website Skeptical Science wasn’t created overnight, nor was the team behind it assembled instantly. It started small with John Cook starting the website and publishing the first rebuttals to climate myths. As I wasn’t familiar with the story of how Skeptical Science evolved to the website it is today I had the idea to interview John about this. Despite John constantly saying “I’m just not that interesting” I eventually managed to get him in front of the camera to tell the story behind Skeptical Science.
In this clip Cook talks about the real goal of Skeptical Science: inoculating the undecided majority against climate myths.
In this clip Cook talks about the future of Skeptical Science and how the MOOC Making Sense of Climate Science Denial uses Skeptical Science materials.
John 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.
In 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.