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, October 9-15, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. The figure is from paper #79. Climate change 1. Channelized Melting Drives Thinning Under a Rapidly Melting Antarctic Ice Shelf "High-resolution altimetry measurements from 2010 to 2016 show that Dotson…
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The war on coal is over. Coal lost.

Last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced, “the war on coal is over.” If there ever was a war on coal, the coal industry has lost. According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, many old American coal power plants…
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New research, October 2-8, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change 1. Comment on “Scrutinizing the carbon cycle and CO2 residence time in the atmosphere” by H. Harde "As we will show, this alternative scheme is too simple, is based on invalid…
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New research, September 18-24, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. The graphic is from Lamsal et al. (paper #32). Climate change 1. Inconsistent subsurface and deeper ocean warming signals during recent global warming and hiatus "In general, the global SDO has…
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New research, September 11-17, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change 1. Modelling past, present and future peatland carbon accumulation across the pan-Arctic region "We found that peatlands in Scandinavia, Europe, Russia and central and eastern Canada will become…
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New research, September 4-10, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change 1. State of the Climate in 2016 See also: A Look at 2016: Takeaway Points from the State of the Climate Supplement 2. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea…
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New research, August 28 – September 3, 2017

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change 1. Continuously Amplified Warming in the Alaskan Arctic: Implications for Estimating Global Warming Hiatus "Focusing on the "hiatus" period 1998-2012 as identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on…
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I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist

Katharine Hayhoe, Professor and Director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University.  This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to…
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