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, December 3-9, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Hot days and tropical nights in Nigeria: trends and associated large-scale features Recent decadal variability of daily observed temperatures in Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalaya…

Australia – Moving to Renewable Energy

Solar and Wind­ Australia’s six States and two Territories have always had primary responsibility for implementing policies on the transition away from fossil fuels to renewables as an energy source.  As a result, there has been a significant increase in the…

New research, November 26 – December 2, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Emission scenario analysis for China under the global 1.5 °C target Climate change communication Attribution matters: Revisiting the link between extreme weather experience and climate change…

But their Emails!

Here we go again. It's always emails with these people. First there was "Climategate!" — the misquoting, selective quoting, and uninformed quoting of stolen emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Great Britain. Emails between…

New research, November 19-25, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts  Mankind Decreased takeoff performance of aircraft due to climate change Failure to protect beaches under slowly rising sea level (open access) Heading for the hills: climate-driven community…

Discussing climate change on the net

Today, many discussions about climate change happen on the internet. People interested in the topic share information and have lively discussions about the latest studies and findings. But, you'll also find many contributors voicing not just minor doubts about human-caused…

New research, November 12-18, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Seasonal climatic effects and feedbacks of anthropogenic heat release due to global energy consumption with CAM5 A method for investigating the relative importance of three components in…

New research, November 5-11, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Zero CO2 emissions for an ultra-large city by 2050: case study for Beijing Climate change communication Developing a model of climate change behavior among adolescents Petro-hegemony…

New research, October 29 – November 4, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts  Mankind Altered Disease Risk from Climate Change (A special issue in EcoHealth) Climate change perception: an analysis of climate change and risk perceptions among farmer types…