Fighting Back Against Climate Disinformation and Intimidation, with John Cook and Lauren Kurtz

50 minutes

This episode of Warm Regards, part of our season-long exploration of the often unexpected stories behind climate data, builds on our last episode's conversation with Amy Westervelt and Emily Atkin on climate disinformation. We speak with John Cook, from Skeptical Science and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, and Lauren Kurtz, the Executive Director for the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, about the different ways that those who care about climate science and climate action can fight back against myths, disinformation, and intimidation.

The full transcript of this episode can be found on our Medium page:
https://medium.com/@ourwarmregards/fighting-back-against-climate-disinformation-and-intimidation-with-john-cook-and-lauren-kurtz-5a444e0ab673

Show Notes
To find out more about John Cook's work, visit the following sites:

Skeptical Science
https://www.skepticalscience.com

Cranky Uncle
https://crankyuncle.com

The Center for Climate Change Communication
https://www.climatechangecommunication.org

For more on the FLICC method:
https://skepticalscience.com/history-FLICC-5-techniques-science-denial.html

To download your own copy of the Debunking Handbook:
https://www.skepticalscience.com/Debunking-Handbook-now-freely-available-download.html

To learn more about the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, visit:
http://csldf.org

For more on Dr. Maria Caffrey and her censorship fight with the National Park Service, see this Guardian article:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/25/trump-administration-climate-crisis-denying-scientist

To learn more about "ClimateGate," see this article from the Union of Concerned Scientists:
https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/debunking-misinformation-about-stolen-climate-emails

Finally, how do we know it's not the sun causing global warming? This NASA article details the specific evidence that shows the sun alone can't be responsible:
https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/14/is-the-sun-causing-global-warming/

Remember: It's Happening, It's Us, It's Serious, Experts Agree, and There's Hope.

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