This post is based on an invited presentation I gave at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The talk was titled Applying Agnotology Based Learning in a MOOC to Counter Climate Misconceptions. In it, I explained the approach taken in our upcoming MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) titled Making Sense of Climate Science Denial.
For the last few years, I’ve been talking to people about agnotology-based learning. Usually they blink or stare at me with
About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring as they mature into adults. The answer to that question is vital, as 5 percent of all babies born in the U.S. -- more than 200,000 a year -- are exposed to antidepressants during gestation via transmission from their mothers.
Even starting off as far south as Ushuaia, it’s a long way to Antarctica – almost 1000 km of open water. We got a peak of the chart below whilst touring the bridge of the Corinthian – they have computer … Continue reading →