With my old iPod Photo losing the ability to hold a charge, I finally got one of the newfangled versions. Searching for science-related items in the App Store, I was heartened to discover the Skeptical Science app. It does the same thing as the website of the same name. As the site’s creators explain:
Scientific skepticism is healthy. Scientists should always challenge themselves to expand their knowledge and improve their understanding. Yet this isn’t what happens in global warming skepticism. Skeptics vigorously criticise any evidence that supports man-made global warming and yet uncritically embrace any argument, op-ed piece, blog or study that refutes global warming.
So this website gets skeptical about global warming skepticism. Do their arguments have any scientific basis? What does the peer reviewed scientific literature say?
While the developers have included tons of current citations and links to reams of data, the app (and the web site) manage to organize all of this information in a very intuitive way. Just click on an argument and you get graphs, maps, and understandable explanations.
Unsurprisingly, denialists have already declared that the app is just another part of the conspiracy.