The Climate Show #2: Merchants of Doubt and Twitterbots

The Climate Show podcast/vidcast is going from strength to strength (and this is only their second episode). This week, the highlight is a must-listen interview with Naomi Oreskes. They go into great detail about Merchants of Doubt, how the book came about as well as her 2004 paper on the scientific consensus about global warming. For those who haven't read the book, it's a great introduction to the material... and then go buy the book!

Also in the show: excellent infographics, Arctic warming bringing colder winters to the northern hemisphere, European biofuels, electric cars and steady state economics. I talk to Gareth and Glenn about the new Twitter bot that auto argues with denier tweets and the tortuous process Skeptical Science went through (with me struggling against the flow every step of the way) from long, detailed rebuttals of skeptical arguments to tweetable, 100 character one-liner rebuttals.

Watch The Climate Show on our Youtube channel, subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, or listen direct/download from the Hot Topic blog.

Posted by John Cook on Friday, 19 November, 2010

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