John Cook

John Cook

Creator of Skeptical Science, research fellow in climate communication at the Global Change Institute, University of Queensland.

Recent Articles

New research, September 10-16, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change  Historicizing climate change—engaging new approaches to climate and history (open access) State of the Climate in 2017 (open access) Temperature, precipitation, wind The strengthening of Amazonian precipitation during the…

New research, September 3-9, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication Inconvenience vs. rationality. Reflections on different faces of climate contrarianism in Poland and Norway A new, valid measure of climate change understanding: associations…

New research, August 27 – September 2, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts  Mankind Climate Change and Heat-Related Excess Mortality in the Eastern USA Climate change impacts on peak building cooling energy demand in a coastal megacity (open access) Flood…

New research, August 20-26, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Effect of coupled global climate models sea surface temperature biases on simulated climate of the western United States (open access) Temperature, precipitation, wind Global bimodal precipitation seasonality: A…

The silver lining of fake news

This is a re-post from ClimateSight What exciting times we live in! The UK is stockpiling food and medicine as it charges willingly into a catastrophe of its own choosing. The next Australian prime minister is likely to be a man who has committed crimes against humanity. And America has…

New research, August 13-19, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication Divergent Perspectives on Expert Disagreement: Preliminary Evidence from Climate Science, Climate Policy, Astrophysics, and Public Opinion Climate Policy Simple Rules for Climate Policy…

Sunshine Blogger Award

Checking our Twitter stream on July 26, we were pleasantly surprised to notice that Jonathan Dean Coey had nominated Skeptical Science for the Sunshine Blogger Award. What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? The award is driven entirely by the community, passed…

New research, August 5-12, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts Climate change and future wildfire in the western USA: an ecological approach to non‐stationarity (open access) Influence of uncertainties in burned area estimates on modeled wildland fire…

Welcome to the Pliocene

The whole story in a table.... The graphic below (click on it for a large version) is adapted from a table in the supporting information from a newly published paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Trajectories…

New research, July 30 – August 4, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Optimal Ranking Regime Analysis of U.S. Summer Temperature and Degree-Days: 1895-2015 Detectable Impacts of the Past Half‐Degree Global Warming on Summertime Hot Extremes in…

Climate change science comeback strategies

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Karin Kirk Credit: Image by Karin Kirk. Staircase wit. L’esprit de l’escalier. It’s the way the perfect response in an uncomfortable conversation comes cruelly late, occurring only after the crux moment has long since…