JC: There are thousands of scientists all over the world, all measuring different phenomena, and all point to the same picture. If you're of the opinion that every scientist is dodging up their data – satellite data, on-site data, ocean data – well, it would have to be the greatest conspiracy of all time. It would make the Moon landing hoax conspiracy theory seem plausible in comparison. It would have to be a wide-ranging conspiracy among just about every climate scientist on earth. There's no evidence of such a conspiracy. The emails don't show that at all: They show a number of scientists struggling with the issues, trying to understand their data.
KM: You talked about how much more effective we all need to be about communicating the science. To that end, you've created an iPhone app. I wonder if you can say something about that?
JC: Late last year, I got an email from a software company in Melbourne. The owners are passionate about climate and they suggested, "What about putting together all the contents of the site onto an iPhone app?" The idea hadn't occurred to me, but I realized it would be a good way of getting the science out there. They spent a couple of months developing it, and it came out in early February. Now they're working on updating it, adding more features to it, and possibly different versions for other platforms. It's got heaps of attention, which has been good for getting it out there to more people; a couple of days after the app came out, a skeptic blog uploaded a post saying, "We have to get the word out to all the skeptics to oppose this app. We need to get our own app going."