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Bärbel Winkler lives and works in Germany. She has always had a lot of interest in environmental issues and has been active as a volunteer at the local zoo and a conservation group for many years. Over time and while learning more and more about it, Bärbel became increasingly aware and concerned about climate change and what it will mean for generations to come. As a means to turn her concerns regarding climate change into something productive, Bärbel joined the Skeptical Science team in 2010 and started translating selected content into German. Since 2013 she has been coordinating the translation efforts for all languages, various handbooks and most recently the Cranky Uncle game. She also regularly writes blog-posts for Skeptical Science and helps with whatever needs coordinating in the background.

For more information, please check out Bärbel's blog post My Climate Story: Coming full Circle published on Sept. 14, 2020.

Follow Bärbel on Twitter: @BaerbelW or on Mastodon


Winkler, B. and Cook, J.: Using an interdisciplinary MOOC to teach climate science and science communication to a global classroom, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-8576,, 2021. PDF

Winkler, B. and Cook, J.: Giving Facts a fighting chance against misinformation, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-337,, 2020. PDF

Winkler, B., & Cook, J. (2020, May). The story of Skeptical Science: How citizen science helped to turn a website into a go-to resource for climate science. In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (p. 562).

Winkler, B., & Cook, J. (2019, January). Using an interdisciplinary MOOC to teach climate science and science communication to a global classroom. In Geophysical Research Abstracts (Vol. 21). (PDF)

WINKLER, B. (2018). Diskussionen über den Klimawandel im Netz.promet, 39.

Lewandowsky, S., & Winkler, B. (2018). Desinformation zum Klimawandel–Und was man dagegen tun kann.promet101, 8-14.

Skuce, A. G., Cook, J., Richardson, M., Winkler, B., Rice, K., Green, S. A., ... & Nuccitelli, D. (2017). Does It Matter if the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming Is 97% or 99.99%? Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 0270467617702781.

Cook, J., Winkler, B., Finn, C., & Dodgen, T. (2017, January). Challenges and learning opportunities in a controversial MOOC forum on climate science denial. In 10th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (Iceri2017)(pp. 3460-3468). IATED Academy.

Cook, J., Oreskes, N., Doran, P. T., Anderegg, W. R., Verheggen, B., Maibach, E. W., Carlton, J. S., Lewandowsky, S., Skuce, A. G., Green, S. A., ... & Nuccitelli, D. (2016). Consensus on consensus: a synthesis of consensus estimates on human-caused global warming. Environmental Research Letters, 11(4), 048002.

Cook, J., Nuccitelli, D., Green, S.A., Richardson, M., Winkler, B., Painting, R., Way, R., Jacobs, P., & Skuce, A. (2013). Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature. Environmental Research Letters, 8(2), 024024+

Jacobs, P. H., Jokimäki, A., Rice, K., Green, S. A., & Winkler, B. (2016). Polluted Discourse: Communication and Myths in a Climate of Denial. In Communicating Climate-Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Resilience (pp. 37-54). Springer International Publishing. Link to abstract


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