Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Easy reference guide to the videos of the SkS, UQx online course "DENIAL101x"

I wanted a quick reference to the various Denial101x videos I watched as I took the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) of the University of Queensland in Australia (in their joint effort with John CookBärbel Winkler and the volunteers at  

I know these videos are listed at YouTube, but it's all so clunky that I decided to put together my own single sheet linkable list of all the videos.  First the course videos for each of the six weekly installments, followed by a listing of the complete interviews with accomplished scientists and other experts.  

Considering the malicious slander many climate scientists must endure, this is a gold mine of insights into who these scientists actually are and how they've arrived at their conclusions.  (Please note I've linked scientist's names to accessible internet bios, for a bit more background.)

It took some time and effort so I figure I may as well share it - as a public service and also my way of saying thank you to John Cook and all the hard working very smart people over at who put in countless hours of effort to make this course such a success.

An excellent antidote for all the disinformation being posted on the internet. 
Feel free to copy and pass along.


Denial101x - Week 1

Asking the questions: 
Why is climate change so controversial among the general public when there’s no controversy among climate scientists?
With all the evidence, resulting in a consensus, what is driving the rejection of climate science

Interviews with Ben Santer, Naomi Oreskes, Peter Doran, Stephan Lewandowsky, Larry Hamilton, Katharine Hayhoe, Michael Mann, Eugenie Scott, Ritayan Mitra, Josh Rosenau.