John Cook created and maintains skepticalscience.com, a website that examines the arguments of global warming skepticism. His background is in physics, studying at the University of Queensland (with post-grad studies focusing on astrophysics). After graduating, he spent over a decade working in graphic design and web programming.
His work on climate blogging is a combination of science training, design and database programming. He co-authored the book Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand with environmental scientist Haydn Washington, published in 2011 by UK publisher EarthScan. His efforts have concentrated on making climate science accessible to the general public, releasing smartphone apps for the iPhone and Android phones.
In 2011, John received an Australian Museum Eureka Award for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge.