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Upcoming Cranky Uncle events

Posted on 25 February 2020 by John Cook

The Cranky Uncle vs. Climate Change book is now available! The book uses cartoons, humor, and critical thinking to expose how and why some people reject climate science. It's now available for sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book outlets.

Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change cover

If you're near the DC area, you're very welcome to attend our launch event at the George Mason University Arlington campus on March 4. I'll be talking about how my psychological and critical thinking research was applied in the creation of this book, and will be signing books afterwards. There'll also be some limited edition Cranky Uncle swag for some lucky attendees! You can register for this free event here.

I'll also be attending a number of book events next month in Utah. On Monday Mar 17, I'll be speaking at a book event in Park City. On Tuesday Mar 18, a book event at Weller Books Works in Salt Lake City. On Thursday Mar 20, I'll be running a free teacher workshop at Weber State University. On Friday Mar 21, I'll run a critical thinking workshop for Weber's Intermountain Sustainability Summit. On Saturday, I'll be having a lie down!

But the first book event is later today - a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). If you have any questions about the Cranky Uncle book (or game), or my research into climate misinformation, or my research into the 97% consensus on climate change, or the Denial101x MOOC, or well, anything, jump over to Reddit and ask your question!

Here's a full list of upcoming events:

Date Event
Feb 25 Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)
When: 1pm to 4pm, Tuesday Feb 25 (U.S. East coast time)
Feb 29 Book signing at Three Monkeys Pub, Manassas
Where: 9329 Main Street, Manassas VA (event flyer)
When: 11.30am to 12.30pm, Saturday Feb 29
Free event: register at EventBrite
Mar 3 Knowing Climate Change: Spring 2020 Symposium
Where: Merten Hall, Room 1203, George Mason University Fairfax
When: 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Tuesday Mar 3
Mar 4 Book launch at GMU (Arlington campus)
Where: Room 134, Van Metre Hall, George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA
When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday Mar 4
Free event: register at EventBrite
Mar 14 Teen Optimism Teen Event
Where: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
When: 1pm to 5pm, Saturday Mar 14
Free event: register at Smithsonian
Mar 16 Book event at Park City Library, Utah
Where: Lucky Ones Café, Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave, Park City, Utah
When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Monday Mar 16
Facebook event
Mar 17 Book event at Weller Book Works, Salt Lake City
Where: Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT
When: 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday Mar 17
Event details
Mar 19 Teacher workshop at Weber State University, Ogden
Where: Weber State University, Ogden, UT
When: 4.30pm to 7pm, Thursday Mar 19
Register for Teacher Workshop
Mar 20 Critical Thinking workshop at Weber State University, Ogden
Where: Weber State University, Ogden, UT
When: Friday 1pm to 4pm
Register for Intermountain Sustainability Summit
Mar 25-28 Aspen Global Congress on Scientific Thinking and Action
Where: Aspen Institute Italia, Piazza Navona, Rome
When: Wednesday Mar 25, 2020 to Saturday Mar 28
Apr 22 Book Event at University of Washington
Where: University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
When: 6pm, Wednesday Apr 22
May 12  Science on Tap at Old Ox Brewery
Where: Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, #114, Ashburn, VA
When: 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Tuesday May 12

Other events are also coming down the pipeline including an Earth Day event in Seattle in April. You can find a full up-to-date list on the Cranky Uncle website, or subscribe to be notified of new events.

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