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, April 9-15, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation 1. Pathways limiting warming to 1.5°C: a tale of turning around in no time? (open access) 2. Climate change and technology: examining opinion formation of geoengineering 3. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus:…

New research, April 2-8, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts Mankind 1. Vulnerabilities and resilience of European power generation to 1.5 °C, 2 °C and 3 °C warming (open access) "Results show that climate change has negative impacts on electricity production…

Climate Science Denial Explained

Lonnie Thompson, a climate scientist, was told by his doctor that he needed a heart transplant. He denied it. “You’re crazy! I’ve been climbing the highest mountains in the world for…” he paused, mentally counted the decades. Lonnie loved his…

New research, March 26 – April 1, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change 1. Consistency of climate change projections from multiple global and regional model intercomparison projects 2. Uncertainty in projected climate change arising from uncertain fossil-fuel emission factors (open access) 3. Skillful climate…

Skeptical Science at EGU 2018

Next week, about 14,000 scientists will meet in Vienna, Austria for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018. Skeptical Science will make an appearance in a few of the thousands of sessions held from April 9 to 13. Here are…

On climate change, zero-sum thinking doesn’t work

Joseph Robertson is Global Strategy Director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Founder and President of the Geoversiv Foundation, and lead strategist in the Resilience Intel initiative. Democracy is not a zero-sum game. Behaving as if it is degrades democratic process and our personal political sovereignty. A…

New research, March 19-25, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. The figure is from paper #80. Climate change mitigation 1. Unlikely pioneers: creative climate change policymaking in smaller U.S. cities "I find that local leaders reframe climate change action as a…

New research, March 12-18, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. The Figure is from paper #16. Climate change impacts Mankind 1. Inundation of a low-lying urban atoll island: Majuro, Marshall Islands "The ocean-facing shorelines of Majuro experience frequent inundation caused…