I’ve spent a lot of time on Skeptical Science over the last couple of years and have used it as a foundational resources for a couple of secondary climate science professional development workshops. If you haven’t checked out Skeptical Science it is definitely worthy of bookmarking and perusing.
In this post I want to highlight a specific resource- the Cranky Uncle app. Created by John Cook- one of the authors of Skeptical Science- this app takes many of the common arguments used by climate change deniers and allows the user to practice recognizing and responding to the arguments. This is also a great extension to Denial 101X where Dr. Cook teaches a full FREE online course on Making Sense of Climate Science Denial. I also find that the strategies used in climate denial are not much different than those used to deny many other scientific ideas (Evolution, spherical Earth, etc) so having some awareness of denial techniques is important as a science educator.
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