2013 SkS Weekly Digest #9
Posted on 3 March 2013 by John Hartz
SkS founder and major domo, John Cook, posted three articles this week: (1) Conspiracy Theorists Respond to Evidence They're Conspiracy Theorists With More Conspiracy Theories, (2) Reality Drop - using social media to rapidly respond to climate misinformation, and (3) Why SkS withdrew from the Bloggies. The article about the Bloggies award garnered the most comments which provides Cook with a new set of behavioral data to analyze and report on.
Toon of the Week
Quote of the Week
"We can bail out banks, we can bail out member states, but you cannot bail out climate," she* said. "If we just say we must extract all the fossil fuels that we can find in the world, then it's clear that it will not be possible to stay below the 2 degrees."
"Nobody is doing enough," added Hedegaard. "Europe is not doing enough, the U.S. is not doing enough, China is not doing enough -- all of us will have to do more."
*Connie Hedegaard, European Union Climate Commissioner
Connie Hedegaard, EU Climate Commissioner: Obama Must Act On Global Warming Rhetoric by Lynne Peeples, The Huffington Post, Mar, 2013
The Week in Review
- 2013 SkS News Bulletin #2: Alberta Tar Sands and Keystone XL Pipeline by John Hartz
- Why SkS withdrew from the Bloggies by John Cook
- Living in Denial in Canada by Andy Skuce
- Reality Drop - using social media to rapidly respond to climate misinformation by John Cook
- Living in Denial in NorwayS by Andy Skuce
- George Will - Still Recycling Classic Climate Change Myths for The Washington Post By Dana
- Conspiracy Theorists Respond to Evidence They're Conspiracy Theorists With More Conspiracy Theories by John Cook
- How big is the “carbon fertilization effect”? by
- Did Murdoch's The Australian Misrepresent IPCC Chair Pachauri on Global Warming? by Dana
- China Takes a Leading Role in Solving Climate Change (Dana)
- Carbon Dioxide the Dominant Control on Global Temperature and Sea Level Over the Last 40 Million Years (Rob Painting)
- Drost, Karoly, and Braganza Find Human Fingerprints in Global Warming (Dana)
- What doesn’t change with climate? (Ari Jokimäki)
- The educational opportunities in addressing misinformation in the classroom (John Cook)
- 2013 SkS News Roundup (John Hartz)
In the Works
- Does Norway lack political commitment to renewables? (gws)
- Death in Jurassic Park: global warming and ocean anoxia (John Mason)
- Cherrypicking to Deny Continued Ocean and Global Warming (Dana)
- New Study, Same Result - Greenhouse Gases Dominate Global Warming (Dana)
- A tale told in maps and charts: Texas in the National Climate Assessment (Dana)
- Residence Time and Prof Essenhigh (Glenton Jelbert)
- New satellite confirms dramatic thinning of Arctic ice (MarkR)
- Lomborg's Irresponsible Conclusions (Agnostic)
- Offline-friendly content added to Skeptical Science emporium (doug_bostrom)
SkS in the News
A new climate change textbook by Charles Fletcher uses several SkS graphics.
John Cook's Reality Drop - using social media to rapidly respond to climate misinformation was re-posted on Climate Crocks. Skeptical Science's contribution to the project was also discussed on Mashable and DeSmogBlog.
Dana's Low emissions are no justification for Kansas scaling back renewables was re-posted on Climate Progress.
John Cook was interviewed by The Conversation about the hottest summer on record in Australia.
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