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Skeptical Science at the 2013 AGU Fall meeting

Posted on 21 November 2013 by John Cook

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of climate scientists in the world. Every December, tens of thousands of Earth scientists converge on San Francisco. Over 5 days, the scientific community present a mind-boggingly huge and diverse number of talks and posters. And they offer free beer at the poster sessions!

This year, Skeptical Science team members will be presenting a number of talks and posters. Some of it will be about work we've published over the last year while we'll also be presenting upcoming research. On Monday at 10.50am, I'll be presenting the latest results from my PhD research, which includes some fascinating findings that may change the way we think about misinformation. For those not attending the conference, AGU are offering virtual options on the three talks, which means they'll all be available as live video streams. I'll post URLs of the live stream as soon as its available.

Here are the talks and posters where you'll be able to find us - do be sure to track us down at the poster sessions as there will likely be a number of SkSers hovering around (heckling the poster presenter).

Sun 8 Dec
10am - 2.30pm
Workshop John Cook Marriott Marquis Communicating climate science in an IPCC year
(registration is now full)

Mon 9 Dec
10.50am - 11.05am
Talk John Cook Moscone South, 104 The Importance of Consensus Information in Acceptance of Climate Change
Tue 10 Dec
8am - 12pm
Poster Peter Jacobs Moscone South, Halls A-C The Once and Future North Atlantic: How the Mid-Pliocene Warm Period Can Increase Stakeholder Preparedness in a Warming World
Tue 10 Dec
Talk John Cook Moscone South, 103 The Strategic Combination of Open-Access Peer-Review, Mainstream Media and Social Media to Improve Public Climate Literac
Wed 11 Dec
Talk John Cook Moscone South 104 Case Studies in Agnotology-Based Learning
Wed 11 Dec
8am - 12pm
Poster Dana Nuccitelli Moscone South, Halls A-C Taking Social Media Science Myth Debunking to a Presidential Level
Wed 11 Dec
1.40pm - 6pm
Poster Peter Jacobs Moscone South, Halls A-C It Ain’t the Heat, It’s the Humanity

Also, on Tuesday 12pm, I will also be appearing at The Commonwealth Club along with Jim Hoggan (cofounder of Desmogblog) and Bud Ward (editor, Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media) in an interview with Greg Dalton for Climate One Radio. Here's a video of what Climate One is all about:

Note: I will add more details and links to live feeds as they become available.

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