John Cook

John Cook

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

Recent Articles

NCSE’s counter-Heartland flyers

The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is pleased to announce the on-line release of three flyers addressing the Heartland Institute's recent mailing of unsolicited climate change denial propaganda to science teachers across the country. "Have You Received This? Then Read…
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SkS Analogy 4 – Ocean Time Lag

Tag Line Greenhouse gases (GHG) determine amount of warming, but oceans delay the warming. Elevator Statement To see how the oceans delay warming of the atmosphere, try the following thought experiment. Imagine a pot that holds about 8 liters/quarts. Hang…
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SkS Analogy 2 – Ferrari Without Gas

Tag Line A Ferrari without gasoline goes nowhere.Greenhouse gases without infrared radiation cause no warming. Elevator Statement The concentration of greenhouse gases is like the size of a car engine: higher greenhouse gas concentration is like a bigger engine. Infrared…
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