John Cook on Fighting Misinformation

Premiere DateMay 9, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:55 John Cook
03:08 Equal Weight to Contrarian Views
07:22 Teaching Both Science & Rhetoric
10:20 Educating About Misinformation
11:26 Evidence Squared Podcast
12:28 Outro
13:05 Raindrop Hot Flash Heat Wave
16:38 Finish

John Cook joins the show to discuss his recent study regarding misinformation about climate change, the trouble with giving equal weight to contrarian views, and the importance of educating about misleading argumentation.

John Cook is a research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and founder of the website Skeptical Science. He’s the lead author of a study published last week in PLOS One regarding inoculation against misinformation surrounding climate change. He also hosts the new podcast Evidence Squared.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…