Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change

How to Understand and Respond to Climate Science Deniers
Product Number: EB00763339
Released: Mar 01, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780806540283
Publisher: Citadel Press
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Description

From the founder of the award-winning website, Skeptical Science, which has more than 300,000 visitors a month and over 190,000 Facebook fans, and has gotten attention from President Obama, John Oliver, Rachel Maddow, Jimmy Kimmel and many others (and attacked by climate contrarians like Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum), a fully-illustrated, accessible, visually engaging, and science-based look at the psychology of typical arguments used by climate change deniers alongside strategic evidence-based tactics on how to constructively respond to their claims. CRANKY UNLCES VS. CLIMATE CHANGE combines humor, cartoons, and science to make sense of the public controversy about climate change. We all have a family member who thinks they know better than the world's climate scientists. CRANKY UNCLES delves into the psychology of why some people reject climate science, dissects the typical arguments your cranky uncle might use at family gatherings, and outlines how to respond to climate science denial. Guided by psychological research into how to communicate science and how to refute misinformation, it features a recurring Cranky Uncle character that epitomizes the older, white conservative male typically associated with climate science denial, an anthropomorphized (and understandably stressed out ) Earth, and an exasperated scientist. While following the science, CRANKY UNCLES also embraces a creative approach, using cartoons and visual analogies to make the science engaging and accessible to readers.

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Author(s): John Cook
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2020

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