Next time you find yourself at one of those insufferable wonk-ish cocktail parties, face-up against the Capital region’s most garrulous know-it-all climate skeptic – Are you listening, Washington, D.C.? – try this trick.*

Pull out your ever-present, ever-vigilant iPhone, iPod, iTouch, iPad, or whatever i-such gadget you’re holstering, and bring up your “Skeptical Science” app.

The site by an Australia non-climatologist, sees its role as being “skeptical about global warming skepticism.” The site, written by Queensland resident John Cook and with no external funding or formal affiliations, describes its role this way:

The goal of Skeptical Science is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. When you peruse the many arguments of global warming skeptics, a pattern emerges. Skeptic arguments tend to focus on narrow pieces of the puzzle while neglecting the broader picture.

Cook’s site is a valuable resource for those looking for at-hand current information on climate science and on ways to rebut common climate “myths” and misrepresentations.


*It’s alright to use the word “trick” in this context. Nothing sneaky about it, mind you, just a way of saying “technique.” Relax.

Topics: Climate Science