Cranky Uncle: Smartphone Game for Disarming Climate Denial

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I’ve spent a lot of time on Skeptical Science over the last couple of years and have used it as a foundational resources for a couple of secondary climate science professional development workshops. If you haven’t checked out Skeptical Science it is definitely worthy of bookmarking and perusing.

In this post I want to highlight a specific resource- the Cranky Uncle app. Created by John Cook- one of the authors of Skeptical Science- this app takes many of the common arguments used by climate change deniers and allows the user to practice recognizing and responding to the arguments. This is also a great extension to Denial 101X where Dr. Cook teaches a full FREE online course on Making Sense of Climate Science Denial. I also find that the strategies used in climate denial are not much different than those used to deny many other scientific ideas (Evolution, spherical Earth…

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Author: Lochsloidh - McFarlane

Retired science/biology teacher.

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