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2012 SkS Weekly Digest #37

Posted on 17 September 2012 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

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

2012 Toon 37

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.

What say you?

In addition to this website, SkS uses a number of tools to communicate timely, quality information to its audiences. These additional tools include Facebook, Twitter and RSS. What other tools should SkS add to its toolbox?     

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

Coming Soon

  • 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

Dana's Current climate action and the need for more was published on Stephan Lewandowski's blog, Shaping Tomorrow's World.

SkS Spotlights

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  1. Re: other tools. Have you investigated using rbutr. It only works on Google Chrome at the moment, but it's coming to Firfox and IE. I've already added some SkS posts as rebuttals.
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  2. Maybe Stefan did not know This Mann Power when he wrote his comment about intimidation. Mike Mann has also anounced his counter-attack on National Review. So, young scientists should not be intimidated anymore. When, in addition to UVA findings, the NR suit succeeds, the others will follow downhill...
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  3. @ GrahamC #1: Thanks for the suggestion. We will definitely check it out.
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  4. @ chriskoz#2: Thanks for sharing your thoughts and posting the links.
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