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The Best of Denial101x – Week 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 18:32
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The latest brainchild of "http://www.skepticalscience.com/about.shtml" target="_blank">John
Cook
is the free online edX course "http://climatesight.org//feed/https://www.edx.org/course/making-sense-climate-science-denial-uqx-denial101x"
target="_blank">Denial 101x
. This course, tackling basic
climate science as well as the science of climate change denial,
had amassed 15,000 students "http://climatesight.org//feed/https://www.facebook.com/denial101x/posts/804567439639847"
target="_blank">as of May 12
.

You can access the video lectures and interviews on "nofollow" href=
"http://climatesight.org//feed/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxzubbVw6jXA7Ak08StYug"
target="_blank">their YouTube channel
without even signing up
for the course. The best video content, in my opinion, is the full
interviews with scientists. They are such interesting people with
so many stories to tell, and the conversational style of the
interviews makes the quality of communication absolutely top-notch.
I like to listen to these interviews while I wash the dishes (our
apartment has been extra clean recently thanks to John Cook).

Here are my favourites from Week 1 alone (there are multiple
hours of interviews released each week, it’s kind of
overwhelming):

  1. Naomi Oreskes, who is such a strong and smart and feisty person
    – I want to be just like her. “My husband always says that when
    [climate change deniers] started attacking me, they really didn’t
    know what they were up against.”

  2. Katharine Hayhoe, who brings a new perspective I haven’t really
    thought about much: how to reach people of faith. “I received
    so much support from colleagues who say, ‘I do not share your faith
    or don’t even understand your faith, but I support what you’re
    doing.’”

  3. Michael Mann, who has probably been through more than anyone
    else in this community, but has nonetheless kept an incredibly
    positive attitude. “What I’m concerned about, more concerned
    about, is the fact that there are now many younger scientists out
    there who are doing research on climate change, and when they
    publish a paper that gets a lot of attention, they are finding
    themselves subject to these orchestrated attacks. In many cases,
    they’re just graduate students. They have absolutely no experience
    in dealing with this sort of issue.”

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    This article was written by Kate, a B.Sc. student and aspiring
    climatologist from the Canadian prairies. She started writing the
    blog "_blank">ClimateSight when she was sixteen years old.



Source: http://climatesight.org/2015/05/17/the-best-of-denial101x-week-1/

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