2012 SkS Weekly Digest #37
Posted on 17 September 2012 by John Hartz
In terms of comments posted, the 2012 SkS Weekly Digest #36 was the most popular of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. The bulk of the posts made on it were suggestions for possible toon balloons to insert into this week's Toon of the Week. It was a fun time for all. We'll do it again soon.
Toon of the Week
Note: The contents of this original SkS cartoon were generated by SkS authors and readers on the comment thread to last week's Digest. Kudos to all and to jg for the artwork.
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Quote of the Week
"The harassment has an intimidating effect—especially on young scientists," said Stefan Rahmstorf, head of earth system analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. Rahmstorf said that watching colleagues be harassed often deters them from speaking to media or the public about their research, which skews the debate.
Source: America Is Only Nation Where Climate Scientists Face Organized Harassment, By Katherine Bagley, InsideClimate News , Sep 10, 2012
The Week in Review
- Himalayan Glaciers Retreating at Accelerated Rate in Some Regions but Not Others by John Hartz
- Symphony of Science - Our Biggest Challenge by Dana
- Big Ice and Climate Change: The View from Easton Glacier by Greenman3610
- The Climate Show #28: transglobal overground (with added ice) by Gareth
- How to Solve the Climate Problem: a Step-by-Step Guide by Dana
- Climate Change and the Weightier Matters: a Christian view on global warming by John Cook
- Obama, Romney, and Various National Climate Policies Around the Globe by Dana
- New research from last week 36/2012 by Ari Jokimäki
- New research from last week 37/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
- Otto and Donat Weigh in on Human Contributions to Extreme Heat (Dana)
- Rally for Canadian Science in Victoria, BC (Andy S)
- Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: Arctic Sea Ice Extent 2012 Update (Dana)
- Inuit Perspectives on Recent Climate Change (robert way)
- Skeptic Magazine vs. Heartland and Monckton Cherrypicked Denialism (AlexC and Dana)
- Doffing the cryosphere cap: a new source of Arctic methane? (Andy S)
- Fred Singer - not an American Thinker (John Abraham and Dana)
- Arctic Sea-ice minimum 2012 declared - it's the Silly Season! (John Mason)
SkS in the News
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