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FREE MOBI ☆ DOC Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change 9780806540276 Û RANDARENEWABLES ↠ It's Not Just the Facts When it comes to climate change this truly is a golden age of fake news post truths pluralistic ignorance conspiracy theories a willfully ignorant administration and the Cranky Uncle YErer digs in his heels even as the foundation of his denial thaws faster than the Arctic ice capsWritten and illustrated by Dr John Cook cognitive psychologist and founder of the award winning website Skeptical Science Cranky Uncle combines humor and science to make clear Climate change and the denial of it explained clearly with delightful cartoonsThis book is a wonderful summary of some of the basic science of climate change and the ways in which it is commonly denied John Cook uses cartoons to help explain the science the absurd denialist talking points the history the hypocrisies and the fallacies in a humorous way It's a fun easygoing book which means a lot when the conversation around climate change can be so polarised and hostile especially in comment sections It's also why I'd recommend this book for ages 10 It's clear accurate and funI will say if you are familiar with climate science and some of John Cook's other stuff such as skepticalsciencecom you will see uite a lot of familiar arguments in this book and it's not as in depth as say an intermediate article on skepticalsciencecom However there is definitely some valuable new information in this book Especially for me in chapter 6 responding to science denial where the three laws of science communication are listed among information behind the psychology of why people deny science and how we can prevent itJohn Cook demonstrates the ways in which climate science simply investigates the structure and dynamics of the earth's climate system through rigorous observation and experiments; not dissimilar to many other sciences Over time countless reports studies and so on have mounted The pattern is clear climate change is happening and humans are causing it Unfortunately through a mess of politicization a long history of misinformation mostly originating from fossil fuel companies and conservative think tanks some people choose to deny climate changeThis book doesn't demonize people who deny climate change rather it seeks to understand why somebody might do so And of course this book can't obviously address every argument denying global warming that's simply not achievable in a single book but it tackles some of the common ones pretty successfullyAll that said here's some of the terms and cartoons I uite enjoyed1 The term sciencesplaining Basically when nonscientists condescendingly tell scientists how to do science2 The comic strips where climate scientists are sitting around a table in black cloaks plotting about the best ways to fake data and a massive world conspiracy3 The Cranky Uncle himselfHighly recommend this book if you're looking for a good book on climate change and the denial of it keep your eyes out for the Cranky Uncle game coming to smartphones soon And with that I'll leave one of my favourite uotes regarding anti intellectualism or specifically the Dunning Kruger effect I think it fits the bill regarding climate change denialists too An ignorant mind is precisely not a spotless empty vessel but one that’s filled with the clutter of irrelevant or misleading life experiences theories facts intuitions strategies algorithms heuristics metaphors and hunches that regrettably have the look and feel of useful and accurate knowledge David Dunning

Cranky Uncle vs Climate ChangeErer digs in his heels even as the foundation of his denial thaws faster than the Arctic ice capsWritten and illustrated by Dr John Cook cognitive psychologist and founder of the award winning website Skeptical Science Cranky Uncle combines humor and science to make clear Climate change and the denial of it explained clearly with delightful cartoonsThis book is a wonderful summary of some of the basic science of climate change and the ways in which it is commonly denied John Cook uses cartoons to help explain the science the absurd denialist talking points the history the hypocrisies and the fallacies in a humorous way It's a fun easygoing book which means a lot when the conversation around climate change can be so polarised and hostile especially in comment sections It's also why I'd recommend this book for ages 10 It's clear accurate and funI will say if you are familiar with climate science and some of John Cook's other stuff such as skepticalsciencecom you will see uite a lot of familiar arguments in this book and it's not as in depth as say an intermediate article on skepticalsciencecom However there is definitely some valuable new information in this book Especially for me in chapter 6 responding to science denial where the three laws of science communication are listed among information behind the psychology of why people deny science and how we can prevent itJohn Cook demonstrates the ways in which climate science simply investigates the structure and dynamics of the earth's climate system through rigorous observation and experiments; not dissimilar to many other sciences Over time countless reports studies and so on have mounted The pattern is clear climate change is happening and humans are causing it Unfortunately through a mess of politicization a long history of misinformation mostly originating from fossil fuel companies and conservative think tanks some people choose to deny climate changeThis book doesn't demonize people who deny climate change rather it seeks to understand why somebody might do so And of course this book can't obviously address every argument denying global warming that's simply not achievable in a single book but it tackles some of the common ones pretty successfullyAll that said here's some of the terms and cartoons I uite enjoyed1 The term sciencesplaining Basically when nonscientists condescendingly tell scientists how to do science2 The comic strips where climate scientists are sitting around a table in black cloaks plotting about the best ways to fake data and a massive world conspiracy3 The Cranky Uncle himselfHighly recommend this book if you're looking for a good book on climate change and the denial of it keep your eyes out for the Cranky Uncle game coming to smartphones soon And with that I'll leave one of my favourite uotes regarding anti intellectualism or specifically the Dunning Kruger effect I think it fits the bill regarding climate change denialists too An ignorant mind is precisely not a spotless empty vessel but one that’s filled with the clutter of irrelevant or misleading life experiences theories facts intuitions strategies algorithms heuristics metaphors and hunches that regrettably have the look and feel of useful and accurate knowledge David Dunning

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Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change Ù It's Not Just the Facts When it comes to climate change this truly is a golden age of fake news post truths pluralistic ignorance conspiracy theories a willfully ignorant administration and the Cranky Uncle You know him We all have one That exasperating Thanksgiving blust Most people even a majority of Americans believe the climate is changing and that Man is responsible There is a tiny minority 9 12% of Americans who deny it Unfortunately they are far louder than their numbers and they run the governments and the major news outlet John Cook has written an absolutely delightful not to mention gorgeous book on defeating them and their specious arguments He calls it Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change and that level of directness permeates the bookHe uses the vehicle of a cranky uncle a bald mustachioed grump who has a negative answer for anything The kind of guy who makes you hate going to Thanksgiving dinner ever again Every page has a delightfully different layout incorporating text in different places and shapes cartoons and callouts in text and in cartoons The result is an easy and even fun read racking up points at every turn It is bright and cheery in steep contrast to the subject matter That alone makes it a worthy entry on the climate shelfCook classifies deniers' arguments into five buckets he calls FLICCFake Experts Logical Fallacies Impossible Expectations Cherry Picking Conspiracy TheoriesHe then sets out the facts describes deniers' arguments against them he calls them Myths and shows which component of FLICC they fall into and why Like any good science treatise he uotes a coven of scientists from around the world and creates cartoon caricatures of them so readers begin to recognize them as they pop up repeatedly This includes Isaac Newton and Galileo as well as Naomi Oreskes and Michael Mann from this centuryCook goes overboard with cartoons debunking conspiracy theories with sarcasm hiding in plain sight It's a pretty comprehensive frontal attack including one of my favorites the 31000Deniers like to cite a study that claims 31000 American scientists are climate deniers But what they don't say is that of the 31000 only 01% are climate scientists The rest are science graduates in any field including computer science says Cook and he knows because he did one of the studies The 31000 represent just 03% of the total hardly a swing vote on the issue That is the 31000 compares rather unfavorably with the ten million American science graduates out there since 1971 Imagine if 31000 science graduates said smoking does not cause lung cancer or that opioids aren't addictive That would probably work Then Americans it seems would believe it That's the problem real science has over climate issues and pollutionOne of my own faves is not in the book average temperature Every time it snows or there is a cold snap cranks crow that it proves the average temperature is not rising Right up to the president on twitter But it says no such thing because average doesn't work that way All you need is a couple of unbearable three week heat waves of a hundred degrees F to boost the annual local average temperature one degree It doesn't mean it is one degree warmer every day of the year In Cook's terms that's both cherry picking and a false dichotomy Maybe the second editionThere's a lot of fraud in climate deniers' arsenal from Climategate to inverting facts against themselves Cook has done a terrific job of collecting them all in one place and patiently debunking them one by one At the end he lists them all again for easy retrieval and a memory jog of what was in the book Altogether a pleasure to read and one of the few climate books that leaves a positive imprint on the mindDavid Wineberg EPUB Õ Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change ò John Cook

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John Cook ò Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change TEXT Calm and winnable arguments in the public controversy of climate change Can we change our Cranky Uncle's mind? Probably regrettably not But Dr Cook makes it easier for us to understand him And armed with this knowledge prevent climate misinformation from spreading furthe A simple to understand book written by Dr john Cook to understand the most common claims used by climatechange deniers and how to best respond to them The book isnt wary of using rhetoric to counterattack the denier and i tend to agree with this method as most of the claims are fallacious in their nature anyway and rhetoric is a great way to show where the fault in their claim lies Ofcourse facts are also written because in order to debate to win arguments you need to know the facts tooI would recommend if you were to really made appearances on media debates or are really serious about this to buy the 4 books of the four horsemen on climate change ;Cranky Uncle vs Climate change John CookThe madhouse effect Michael MannMerchants of doubt Naomi Oreskes andWat iedereen zou moeten weten over klimaatverandering Bart VerheggenTogether with one book about conspiratory thinking and how to handle that with respect like;Escaping the rabbit hole Mike West And at least one book about debating and how to spot fallacies in reasoning ;A concise guide to logic Patrick Hurley orUnderstanding Arguments Walter Sinnot ArmstrongBut by then you are already reading academic works on philosophy and you know most of this stuff already ;