Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

Онлайн-курс
Language
Английский
Duration
10 месяцев
Certificate
Сертификация платная
Курс от EdX
бесплатный
бесплатный
Чему вы научились?
How to recognise the social and psychological drivers of climate science denial
How to better understand climate change: the evidence that it is happening, that humans are causing it and the potential impacts
How to identify the techniques and fallacies that climate myths employ to distort climate science
How to effectively debunk climate misinformation
О курсе

In public discussions, climate change is a highly controversial topic. However, in the scientific community, there is little controversy with 97% of climate scientists concluding humans are causing global warming.


  • Why the gap between the public and scientists?
  • What are the psychological and social drivers of the rejection of the scientific consensus?
  • How has climate denial influenced public perceptions and attitudes towards climate change?

This course examines the science of climate science denial.

We will look at the most common climate myths from "global warming stopped in 1998" to "global warming is caused by the sun" to "climate impacts are nothing to worry about."

We'll find out what lessons are to be learnt from past climate change as well as better understand how climate models predict future climate impacts. You'll learn both the science of climate change and the techniques used to distort the science.

With every myth we debunk, you'll learn the critical thinking needed to identify the fallacies associated with the myth. Finally, armed with all this knowledge, you'll learn the psychology of misinformation. This will equip you to effectively respond to climate misinformation and debunk myths.

This isn't just a climate MOOC; it's a MOOC about how people think about climate change.

Программа
Making Sense of Climate Science Denial
Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial.
Лекторы
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
Director of the Global Change Institute (GCI) and Professor of Marine Science The University of Queensland
John Cook
John Cook
Adjunct Lecturer The University of Queensland
Daniel Bedford
Daniel Bedford
Professor of Physical Geography and Climate Science Weber State University, Utah
Gavin Cawley
Gavin Cawley
Senior Lecturer in Computing Sciences University of East Anglia
Kevin Cowtan
Kevin Cowtan
Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry University of York, England
Sarah A. Green
Sarah A. Green
Professor of Chemistry Michigan Technological University
Peter Jacobs
Peter Jacobs
PhD Student, Department of Environmental Science and Policy George Mason University
Scott Mandia
Scott Mandia
Professor of Earth and Space Sciences and Assistant Chair of the Physical Sciences Department Suffolk County Community College, New York
Dana Nuccitelli
Dana Nuccitelli
Environmental Scientist Skeptical Science
Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson
Caltech Postdoctoral Scholar, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory University of Reading, Currently at NASA JPL
Keah Schuenemann
Keah Schuenemann
Meteorology Professor Metropolitan State University of Denver
Andy Skuce
Andy Skuce
Independent Geoscience Consultant Skeptical Science
Robert Way
Robert Way
PhD Candidate in the Department of Geography University of Ottawa, Canada
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