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, February 4-10, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Upscaling from the grassroots: potential aggregate carbon reduction from community-based initiatives in Europe Climate change communication An assessment of public perceptions of climate change risk in…

A Duplicitous Minister?

In a ‘Breakfast’ interview with Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National, the Minister for Energy, Angus Taylor, made a number of statements which are either wrong or misleading.  A record of the interview is available here. 1.  The Minister claims that a…

New research, January 28 – February 3, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts  Mankind Historical Analysis of U.S. Tornado Fatalities (1808-2017): Population, Science and Technology (open access) Climate Change and Psychology: Effects of Rapid Global Warming on Violence and Aggression…

EV’s: Crucial to Reducing CO2 Emissions

In June 1988 a leading climate scientist, Dr James Hansen, presented the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with data showing that by burning fossil fuels humans had created a greenhouse effect, evidenced by global warming.  Unless carbon dioxide (CO2)…

New research, January 21-27, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Addressing the relocation bias in a long temperature record by means of land cover assessment Interannual Variability of Summer Surface Air Temperature over Central…

A Green New Deal must not sabotage climate goals

Recently, 626 organizations—mostly environmental groups, including 350.org and Greenpeace USA—sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to consider a number of principles when crafting climate legislation like a Green New Deal “to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).”…

New research, January 14-20, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication The climate spiral demonstrates the power of sharing creative ideas (open access) Local TV news viewer reactions to weathercasters reporting the local impacts of…

New research, January 7-13, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts  Mankind Mortality risk from heat stress expected to hit poorest nations the hardest Migration as a human affair: Integrating individual stress thresholds into quantitative models of…

Book Review: Saudi America

   Before I read the book, I had already read a few articles about it, saw a youtube video, and listened to two podcasts. It was the last podcast, on NPR's new Stateimpact Pennsylvania Energy Explained, that triggered me to actually…

New research, January 1-6, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Spatial modelling of summer climate indices based on local climate zones: expected changes in the future climate of Brno, Czech Republic Comparison of the…

New research, December 24-31, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Trend analysis of climate time series: A review of methods (open access) Strong but intermittent spatial covariations in tropical land temperature Intercomparison of long-term sea…