Science Stands is Launching an App to Troll Climate Change Deniers

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 16, 2014
References: sciencestands.org & fastcoexist
An app currently living on the Science Stands website 'floods' the social media feeds of climate change deniers with science. University of Queensland Global Change Institute researcher John Cook along with a team of other scientists in 2013 conducted a review (known as the Cook Paper) of almost 12,000 articles on climate change written between 1991 and 2011. Of those discussing climate change, 97% found it to be man made -- an opinion authors maintained when asked by Cook and his associates.

Keeping the upcoming UN climate change conference in mind, Cook and a coalition of environmental non-profit organizations called Science Stands are taking action by using a trolling tactic typically used by those denying climate change. This app and activist campaign will target 16 climate deniers (including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper) with 8000 papers found in the study's database.