[pccgrads] PCC grads meeting with Prof. John Cook (Founder of Skeptical Science blog)

Michael S Diamond diamond2 at uw.edu
Mon Jan 22 09:05:36 PST 2018


Hi all,

I left out the date: it's *Tuesday, January 30th*!

Cheers,
Michael

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 8:46 AM, Michael S Diamond <diamond2 at uw.edu> wrote:


> Hi all,

>

> We have an exciting opportunity for any interested PCC graduate students

> next week: John Cook (Founder of the Skeptical Science blog and Asst. Prof.

> at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University)

> will be visiting to give a special seminar at 1:30 - 2:20 PM in ATG 310,

> and will meet with a group of graduate students afterward in *ATG 406

> from 2:30 - 3:30 PM*. Please let me (diamond2 at uw.edu) and Paige (

> pdlogan at uw.edu) know if you're interested in attending the graduate

> student meeting. If interest exceeds the capacity of ATG 406, we'll try for

> a larger room.

>

> John sent CC a note about one of his projects that we was hoping to speak

> with us about: "One thing I was hoping to talk to your group about was one

> of our current research: using machine learning to automatically detect

> climate misinformation. If successful, it would enable us to inoculate the

> public against misinformation in real time. Our approach is to read through

> tens of thousands of paragraphs from denialist blogs, mapping each

> paragraph to a taxonomy of climate myths. It's a large crowd-sourcing job

> and requires people with enough climate literacy to understand climate

> blogs. We're about 50% of the way through the content analysis - I'm hoping

> to find some more climate literate research partners to help get to the end

> of the content analysis. Would be happy to explain what we're doing and

> answer any questions."

>

> Cheers,

> Michael

>

> --

> Michael S. Diamond

> Graduate Student

> Advisor: Dr. Rob Wood

> Department of Atmospheric Sciences

> University of Washington

>

>



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Michael S. Diamond
Graduate Student
Advisor: Dr. Rob Wood
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Washington
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