John Cook

John Cook

Founder, Skeptical Science

John Cook is a Senior Research Fellow with the Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change at the University of Melbourne. His research focus is on using critical thinking to build resilience against misinformation. In 2007, he founded Skeptical Science, a website that won the 2011 Australia Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge. 
In 2020, he published the book "Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change", applying critical thinking, inoculation research, and cartoons to engage and educate readers about climate misinformation. He recently released the Cranky Uncle game, combining critical thinking, cartoons, and gamification to build players’ resilience against misinformation. 
Cook has worked with organizations like Facebook and NASA to develop evidence-based responses to climate misinformation.



Skeptics & Smog

December 10, 2013
"We could end up being part of the problem, even when we're right," said Jim Hoggan, co-Founder of the DeSmog Blog and chair of the David Suzuki...