Science Communicator: Peter Sinclair

Science Communicators – Why We Love Communicating Science

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: Peter Sinclair

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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.

This motivated me to ask science communicators these questions. Of course I expected the answer that they love science, even if they might not be a scientists. And that they love communicating this to the public. But they also shared stories on how and why they became a science communicator. It's these stories that had interesting, and sometimes funny, anecdotes. Some stories surprised me with what lead to someone becoming a science communicator.

The 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 Mann, and the late Stephen Schneider.

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Interviews filmed in collaboration with University of Queensland and Skeptical Science. Full interviews available April 2015 in ‘Making Sense of Climate Science Denial‘.

Camera B interview footage provided by Peter Sinclair of Climate Denial Crock of the Week and Yale Climate Connections.

Science Communicators – Why We Love Communicating Science