2012 SkS Weekly Digest #44
Posted on 5 November 2012 by John Hartz
The thoughts of the SkS Author team go out to all those impacted by the climatic event now known as Superstorm Sandy.
Dana's Hurricane Sandy and the Climate Connection systematically explains how man-made climate change amplified Hurricane Sandy's impacts on the eastern US and Canada and why it became Superstorm Sandy. A prequel to Dana's article is Doug Bostrom's Hurricane Sandy: Neither weather nor tide nor sea level can be legislated.
Given New York City's position as the media captial of the US, it is not surprising that the US and international media have devoted considerable attention to Superstorm Sandy by addressing its causes and its effects in numerous articles, opinion pieces, and broadcasts. A sample of this coverage is provided in the first two SkS news bulletins to ever be posted.
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Quote of the Week
“Climate change is only happening in one direction,” said Kevin Trenberth, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. “The temperature is warmer, the sea level is higher and the air is warmer so it can hold more moisture.”
The Week in Review
- Papers on Hurricanes and Global Warmingby Kevin C
- 2012 SkS News Bulletin #2: Hurricane Sandy & Climate Change by John Hartz
- Grinsted et al. Examine Historical Hurricane Storm Surges
- Hurricane Sandy and the Climate Connection by Dana
- The View from Germany: Tackling the real questions by GWS
- 2012 SkS News Bulletin #1: Hurricane Sandy & Climate Change by John Hartz
- Climate of Doubt Strategy #1: Deny the Consensus by Dana
- New research from last week 43/2012 by Ari Jokimäki
- Hurricane Sandy: Neither weather nor tide nor sea level can be legislated by Doug Bostrom
- New research from last week 44/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
- WSJ, Sandy, and Global Warming - Asking the Right Questions (Dana)
- Book review: Rising Sea Levels: An Introduction to Cause and Impact by Hunt Janin and Scott Mandia (Andy S)
- Fred Singer - not an American Thinker (John Abraham and Dana)
- German translation of debunking solutions (John Cook)
- 2012 SkS News Roundup #9 (John Hartz)
- Subcap Methane Feedbacks: Fossil methane seepage in Alaska (Andy S)
- Drost, Karoly, and Braganza Find Human Fingerprints in Global Warming (Dana)
- DIY climate science: The Instrumental Temperature Record (Kevin C)
SkS in the News
The African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) was formed partially in response to the poor representation of young Africans at the International Youth Summit on Climate Change which was held in conjunction with the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference (Nov/Dec, 2005) in Montreal, Canada. The overall mission of AYICC is to ensure that African youth are equipped to participate in future UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) meetings and other global initiatives for sustainable solutions to environmental degradation and climate change.