Skeptical Science's John Cook wins Award




John Cook, author of the effective anti-climate-misinformation website has won the 2011 Eureka Prize for advancement of Climate Change Knowledge 


The Eureka Prizes, presented annually since 1990 by the Australian Museum, have been described as Australia’s “Oscars of Science”.  The prizes recognise and reward excellence in the fields of scientific research & innovation, science leadership, school science and science journalism & communication.


The site explains it's mission:

Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation

Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to improve their understanding. Yet this isn't what happens with climate change denial. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet embrace any argument, op-ed, blog or study that refutes global warming. This website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?


Books by John Cook refuting climate misinformation



The SkepticalScience feed is available as an app for the iPhone and other devices; also Twitter:



The One-Liner Responses to Climate Misinformation

  • The UU-UNO Climate Initiative is proud to have contributed to by formulating the one-liner responses to climate misinformation; these one-liners are the Twitter communications. The history is HERE.

  • For a summary essay on climate skeptics (or contrarians, deniers, or faux-skeptics) see HERE.


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Text of the award  




Dash, J. (2011). Skeptical Science's John Cook wins Award. Retrieved from


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