GCI Climate Communication Fellow, Dr John Cook
GCI Climate Communication Fellow, Dr John Cook

Climate Communication Fellow

Email: John Cook

John Cook is the Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland. He created the website SkepticalScience.com, which won the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge.

John co-authored the college textbook Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis and the book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand. His writing was included in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014, a collection of Australia’s finest science writing of the year.

In 2013, he published a paper analysing the scientific consensus on climate change that gained worldwide media attention, being tweeted by President Barack Obama. The paper was awarded the best paper of 2013 published in Environmental Research Letters and is the most downloaded paper in the 80+ journals published by the Institute of Physics.

He developed a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), Making Sense of Climate Science Denial, which is currently available at http://edx.org/understanding-climate-denial.

John is currently completing a PhD in cognitive psychology, researching how people think about climate change.

Articles for The Conversation

The things people ask about climate change consensus

13 May 2016



Consensus on consensus: 97 per cent of experts agree people are changing the climate

13 April 2016



Busting myths: a practical guide to countering science denial

12 June 2015

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