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Climate mythbusting at Lane Cove, Sydney on Feb 28

Posted on 14 February 2012 by John Cook

I will be giving a presentation Climate Change: Busting the Myths at Lane Cove, Sydney on Feb 28, organised by Sustain Me Consulting. The evening will feature climate mythbusting followed by examples of local climate action. The mythbusting will take an interesting, interactive approach. The audience will break into groups and select 3 climate myths they'd most like to hear about. I'll then attempt to debunk the myths. Next, the audience will rate my effort, deciding whether the myths have been busted or not. Given that I have no idea what myths will get thrown at me, the evening could be an engaging, illuminating experience for all... or it could be a train wreck. Either way, bring popcorn! You can register for the event here (there are around 20 spots still available).

On a unrelated note, as far as photos of climate communicators go, I'm not even in John Abraham's league:

Scott Mandia, on the other hand... :-)

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  1. I don't have any picture like that. Sigh.
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  2. Separated at birth???

    Enquiring minds want to know...
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  3. The truth is out there...
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  4. Note: First link (Climate Change: Busting the Myths) doesn't work.
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    Response: [JC] Sorry, fixed the link which is to a PDF flyer of the event.
  5. DB at 2
    That's funny!
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  6. John, do you plan on broadcasting the video of the event on SkS? This sounds really interesting; sure hope the rest of us will be able to see it!
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    Response: [JC] I don't know if they're videoing the event and to be honest, I wasn't planning on going out of my way to ensure that happens :-)
  7. John Abraham don't much resemble a long-boiled crustacean in that graphic, do he?
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  8. Best of luck with it. If you're looking for an intro grabber to frame the discussion, you might consider the cancellation of NOAA's detailed 20th-century climate reconstruction - because at a very fundamental level, this is a war about knowledge.
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  9. Should be a good show. Would you consider uploading a video of the event on youtube for those of us who live on the wrong side of the planet?
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  10. DMCarey I finished typing out my two sentences before noticing your comment. You beat me to it.

    John ditto on that video idea... how about it, we don't want to be left out in the cold hehehe just because we're on the other side of the planet.
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  11. Usually I try reading the comments before posting, but Daniel's comment #2 & images had me laughing too much to notice #6 or #9.

    Well, John Cook if not this event, it is something you should be considering, for future talks and such.

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  12. Shame I can't get to Sydney on that date (was there last week). I'd take you up on the challenge.

    Come to Melbourne, John.
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  13. I'll be at this presentation. I can usefully help John answer any statistical questions.
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  14. I think you have a great intro now that the Heritage Foundation has been exposed.... I am hoping for video, but either way please report on the event.
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