John Cook

John Cook

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

Recent Articles

Climate Science blogs around the world

After recently publishing an article about Climate Science websites around the world, some suggestions came in via comments or emails to add more sites to the post. But, these were mostly for blogs instead of full-fledged websites so they didn't quite…

The latest weak attacks on EVs and solar panels

Over the past two weeks, media attacks on solar panels and electric vehicles have been followed by Trump administration policies aimed at boosting their fossil fueled rivals. Efforts to undermine solar power The first salvo came via a Forbes article written by…

New research, May 21-27, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication Climate change as a polarizing cue: Framing effects on public support for low-carbon energy policies "• We evaluate how framing affects support for…

New research, May 14-20, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts Mankind Assessing the Impacts of Extreme Agricultural Droughts in China Under Climate and Socioeconomic Changes (open access) "Our simulations project a rise of 2.5~3.3% in average rice,…

Climate Science websites around the world

Skeptical Science is not alone when it comes to sharing reliable information about climate science. There are many websites around the world which regularly write about the latest studies or set the record straight when misinformation gets spread. Our website…

Climate change is already making droughts worse

This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Benjamin Cook Dr Benjamin Cook is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Few areas of the world are completely immune to droughts and their often-devastating impacts on…

New research, May 7-13, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind Comparing daily temperature averaging methods: the role of surface and atmosphere variables in determining spatial and seasonal variability Dynamical analysis of extreme precipitation in…

New research, April 30 – May 6, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change mitigation Climate change communication Bringing the Heat Home: Television Spots about Local Impacts Reduce Global Warming Denialism "Respondents exposed to the campaign were more likely to believe…

New research, April 23-29, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change impacts 1. Projected shift of Köppen–Geiger zones in the central Europe: A first insight into the implications for ecosystems and the society "We examined a future change of…

New research, April 16-22, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Climate change Temperature, precipitation, wind 1. Time Scales and Sources of European Temperature Variability (open access) "We find that eastern Europe is dominated by subdecadal SAT variability associated with the…