Research Fellow, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub
Participates in 2 items
John Cook is a research fellow at the Climate Change Communication Research Hub at Monash University. He is also affiliated with the Center for Climate Change Communication as adjunct faculty. He obtained his PhD at the University of Western Australia, studying the cognitive psychology of climate science denial. His research focus is understanding and countering misinformation about climate change. In 2007, he founded Skeptical Science, a website which won the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge and 2016 Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education. John authored the book Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change, that combines climate science, critical thinking, and cartoons to explain and counter climate misinformation. He also co-authored the college textbooks Climate Change: Examining the Facts and Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis and the book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand. In 2013, he published a paper finding 97% scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, a finding that has been highlighted by President Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Sessions in which John Cook participates
- John Cook: Using inoculation and critical thinking to counter climate science denial
- 5:00 PM EDT - 6:15 PM EDT | 1 hour 15 minutes
- Misinformation about climate change confuses the public, reduces support for mitigation policies, and cancels out accurate information. Inoculation...