Denial101x MOOC - Full list of videos and references at your fingertips

The "Denial101x - Making Sense of Climate Science Denial" MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is now available as a self-paced course that anyone can take at any time.  The course was produced by the all-volunteer Skeptical Science team and the University of Queensland, and hosted on the edX-platform.  The lectures and expert interviews provide a unique resource for countering climate myths, learning effective myth-debunking techniques, and learning the basics of climate science in easily digestible bites.  These resources are now available in an organized and easily searched format.  Use them often!

MOOC videos.  The collection of Denial101x videos listed below is organized by week and by topic.  There are 81 lectures on focused topics, each about 5-7 minutes in length, plus 40 full interviews with experts in climate science and climate communication.  The video playlist is also available on the Denial101x YouTube channel.

MOOC references.  Each Denial101x lecture is supported by peer-reviewed research.  A comprehensive list of references is available, with links to the corresponding papers.

MOOC-related blog posts:

Other SkS resources:

Index of videos by week

Week 1  –  Overview of the climate controversy

Consensus of evidence
Consensus of scientists
Consensus of papers
From the experts: Scientific consensus
Knowledge based consensus
Vested interests
Dragons of inaction
Ideological bias
From the experts: Psychology of denial
Manufacturing doubt
From the experts: Skepticism vs Denial
Media balance-as-bias
Structure of an effective debunking
Five characteristics of science denial
From the experts: Spread of denial
From the experts: Attack on science
The techniques of science denial - Part 1
The techniques of science denial - Part 2
The techniques of science denial - Part 3
Week 1 wrap up
Scientific Method
   Full interview with Ben Santer
   Full interview with Naomi Oreskes
   Full interview with Peter Doran
   Full interview with Stephan Lewandowsky
   Full interview with Lawrence Hamilton
   Full interview with Katharine Hayhoe
   Full interview with Michael Mann
   Full interview with Eugenie Scott
   Full interview with Ritayan Mitra

Week 2  –  Global warming is happening

Week 2 overview
Heat build-up
Hot records
Sea level rise
Shrinking glaciers
Greenland ice loss
Antarctic land ice vs sea ice
Cryosphere: Expert Interviews
Building a robust temperature record
Heat in the city
Wavy jet stream
Climate change vs global warming
Week 2 wrap up
   Full interview with Phil Jones
   Full interview with Jonathan Bamber
   Full interview with Fabrice Calmels
   Full interview with Antoni Lewkowicz
   Full interview with Eric Rignot
   Full interview with Lonnie Thompson
   Full interview with Isabella Velicogna

Week 3  –  We are causing global warming

Week 3 overview
Upsetting the natural balance
Human CO2 emissions trump volcanoes
Taking up residence
From the experts: Carbon cycle
The greenhouse effect
Increasing the greenhouse effect
Reinforcing feedback
From the experts: Greenhouse effect
Structure of our atmosphere
Measuring from space
Daily and yearly cycle
Week 3 wrap up
   Full interview with Corinne Le Quéré
   Full interview with Ed Hawkins
   Full interview with Steve Sherwood
   Full interview with Luke Barnard
   Full interview with Joanne House
   Full interview with Mike Lockwood
   Full interview with Bill Ruddiman

Week 4  –  The past tells us about the future

Week 4 Overview
Modern vs. past climate change
The Little Ice Age
Ancient CO2 levels
From the experts: The past
Medieval warm period
Confused decline
From the experts: The decline
Principles that models are built on
Climate model success stories
Weather vs climate
Climate science in 1970s
Future ice age
Tendency to underestimate climate impacts
From the experts: Climate Models
Week 4 wrap up
The Climate of Middle Earth: Part 1
   Full interview with Tim Osborn
   Full interview with Andy Pitman
   Full interview with Greg Webb
   Full interview with Katrin Meissner
   Full interview with David Stevens

Week 5  –  Impacts of climate change

Week 5 overview
Climate is sensitive
Water vapor amplifies warming
The role of clouds in climate change
Methane clathrate feedback
Adaptation takes time
From the experts: Ecological impacts
Polar bears
Ocean acidification
From the experts: Coral bleaching and ocean acidification
Overall impacts
Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant
Agricultural impacts
From the experts: Impacts on society
Extreme weather
Heat waves
Week 5 wrap up
Making sense of the slowdown
The Climate of Middle Earth: Part 2
   Full interview with Richard Alley
   Full interview with Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
   Full interview with Charlie Veron
   Full interview with Annamieke Van De Heuvel
   Full interview with Sir David Attenborough
   Full interview with Christine Hoskings
   Full interview with Kevin Trenberth

Week 6  –  Responding to denial

Week 6 overview
Vocal Minority
Worldview Backfire Effect
From the experts: Moving past barriers to change
Inoculation Theory
Sticky science
Flu Shots
From the experts: Debunking
From the experts: Climate metaphors
Week 6 wrap up
The Climate of Middle Earth: Part 3
   Full interview with Dan Lunt
   Full interview with Simon Donner
   Full interview with Ullrich Ecker
   Full interview with Michael Ranney
   Full interview with Courtney St. John
   Full interview with Mark McCaffrey


Posted by LarryM on Thursday, 3 September, 2015

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