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2012 SkS Weekly Digest #47

Posted on 25 November 2012 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Dana's Wigley and Santer Find the IPCC is too Conservative on AGW garnered the most comments of articles posted during the past week, Coming in second was Newsflash: A 4°C warmer world can, and must be, avoided - World Bank by John Mason.

Toon of the Week

2012 Toon 47

Quote of the Week

Borrowing a buzzword from the U.S. budget debate, Tim Gore of the British charity Oxfam said developing countries, including island nations for whom rising sea levels pose a threat to their existence, stand before a "climate fiscal cliff."

"So what we need for those countries in the next two weeks are firm commitments from rich countries to keep giving money to help them to adapt to climate change," he told The Associated Press on Sunday.

2012 UN Climate Talks In Doha, Qatar Face Multiple Challenges by Keith Ritter, The Huffington Post, Nov 25, 2012

Rebuttal Article Updates

Dana's Wigley and Santer Find the IPCC is too Conservative on AGW was incorporated into the rebuttal article, Is the IPCC alarmist?

The Week in Review

Coming Soon

  • New research from last week 47/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
  • Climate of Doubt Strategy #2: Exaggerate Uncertainty (Dana)
  • Subcap Methane Feedbacks, Part 1: Fossil methane seepage in Alaska (Andy S)
  • 2012 SkS Bi-Weekly News Roundup #5 (John Hartz)
  • Drost, Karoly, and Braganza Find Human Fingerprints in Global Warming (Dana)
  • The Greenhouse Gas Effect All-Star Fan Club (Daniel Bailey)
  • 2012 SkS B-Weekly News Digest #6 (John Hartz)
  • DIY climate science: The Instrumental Temperature Record (Kevin C)
  • The Dirt on Climate (jg)
  • Grace under Pressure (Doug Bostrom)
  • Lukewarmerism, a.k.a. Ignoring Inconvenient Evidence (Dana)
  • Mexican Climate Legislation and Other Hopeful News (Dana)
  • Past 150,000 Years of Sea Level History Suggests High Rates of Future Sea Level Rise (Rob Painting)

SkS in the News

Graham Redfearn used The Escalator to debunk a Jonathan Leake article published in The Australian, among other newspaper outlets.

Dana's Wigley and Santer Find the IPCC is too Conservative on AGW was highlighted by Weather Porn.

Peter Gleick Tweeted an endorsement of The Escalator.

SkS Spotlights

COP 18 Button

The 18th session of the Conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 8th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP18/CMP8), will take place from 26 November to 7 December 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha, Qatar.

The conference will be hosted by the Government of Qatar and supported by the UNFCCC secretariat. As nominated by the Asia-Pacific Group, H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah has been designated as the incoming President for COP 18 and CMP 8.

The climate talks in Durban have moved the climate agenda forward with the Durban Platform. At COP17 nations set specific targets for their meeting at COP18 in Doha this year. These include essential work to trigger greater climate action and to take the next concrete steps to fill existing gaps in the international policy response to climate change.

Click here to access the official website of the COP 18/CMP8 Conference,

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