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Skeptical Science at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting

Posted on 12 December 2014 by dana1981

A number of Skeptical Science contributors will be presenting at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting.  If you'll be there, come check us out.

Time Presenter Type Location


Sunday, 14 December8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. John Cook Workshop InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard St, San Francisco

Communicating Climate Science Workshop

Deadline to apply is Fri., Oct. 31

Tuesday, 16 December 2014; 8:00 AM  Andy Skuce  Poster   

Abstract ID and Title: 7106: Emissions of Water and Carbon Dioxide from Fossil-Fuel Combustion Contribute Directly to Ocean Mass and Volume Increases

Final Paper Number: G21B-0444

Session Number and Title: G21B: Variability and Projection of Regional and Global Mean Sea Level Change I Posters

 Tuesday, 16 December 2014; 2:28 PM - 2:40 PM Dana Nuccitelli  Oral  Marriott Marquis; Salon 13-15

Abstract ID: 2476

Abstract Title: How to maximize science communication efficacy by combining old and new media

Final Paper Number: PA23B-04

Session Number and Title: PA23B: We Need to Talk: Learning from Climate Experts Who Have Succeeded in the Media

Wednesday, 17 December 2014; 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Peter Jacobs Oral  Moscone South; 102 

Abstract ID: 11019

Abstract Title: It Ain't (Just) the Heat, It's the Humanity: Increasing Public Understanding of Scientific Consensus and Its Role in Climate Literacy

Final Paper Number: ED31H-07

Presentation Length9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Session Number and Title: ED31H: Climate Literacy: Culture of Science AND Broader Impacts Done Well I 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 10:20 AM - 12:20 PM John Cook Oral MS, 102

MS, 102
Applying Agnotology-Based Learning in a Mooc to Counter Climate Misconceptions

Wednesday, 17 December 2014; 1:40 PM John Mashey Poster  Moscone South; Poster Hall

Abstract ID and Title: 2428: The Machinery Of Climate Anti-Science, Its Efforts Against Education, Top To Bottom

Final Paper Number: ED33B-3513

Session Number and Title: ED33B: Climate Literacy: Overcoming Barriers—Research Outcomes and Best Practices for Supporting Education and Informed Decision Making II Posters

Wednesday, 17 December 2014; 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM Julian Brimelow Oral Moscone West; 3010 Abstract Title: Hydroclimatological Aspects of the Extreme 2011 Assiniboine River Basin Flood

Final Paper Number: H34C-07

Session Number and Title: H34C: Global Floods: Forecasting, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, and Socioeconomic Response II
Thursday, 18 December 2014: 01:40 PM - 03:40 PM John Cook Oral MW, 3004

Scientists Are from Mars, Laypeople Are from Venus: An Evidence-Based Approach to Consensus Messaging

Thursday, 18 December 2014; 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Kevin Cowtan Oral   Moscone West; 3003

Abstract ID: 3409

Abstract Title: Biases in the instrumental temperature record: the policy and communications context

Final Paper Number: GC43G-05

Session Number and Title: GC43G: Quantifying Uncertainty in Climate, Earth System, Integrated Assessment, and Impact Models and Observations II


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Comments 1 to 3:

  1. For those who cannot be at AGU: Sou from explains how to "Get ready to (virtually) attend AGU Fall Meeting 2014 "

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  2. Nine presentation from people at SkS!!  This demonstrates the strength of the site that John Cook has built.

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  3. How about the talk:

    hemispheric asymmetry in volcanic forcing

    by Chris Colose? Why isn't it listed here among SkS presenters?

    The talks by John & Andy have been summarised herein SkS, good to see.

    However I'd be very interested in Chris' talk at AGU. Any plans to bring it in for SkS readers?

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