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2013 SkS Weekly Digest #17

Posted on 28 April 2013 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

SkS's Dana Nuccitelli achieved another milestone when his article, Why is Reuters puzzled by global warming's acceleration? was posted on his new blog,Climate Consensus - The 97% hosted by The Guardian (UK). For additional details about this new blog, see Dana's Announcement: New Guardian Blog by Dana Nuccitelli and John Abraham.

Dana and Anne-Marie Blackburn co-authored Hockey Stick Scores Another Point in Climate Study: Op-Ed posted on LiveScience. 

A shout out for all of the SkS readers who generously responeed to a request for donations made by John Cook in his post, Be part of a landmark citizen science paper on consensus 

Toon of the Week

2017 Toon 17 

Quote of the Week

"Soils are a huge global reservoir of carbon - the equivalent of the amount of carbon you would find in plants and more than the amount found in the atmosphere," says Patrick Megonigal, deputy director of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

"We're beginning to understand that climate changes - changes in temperature, plant activity, rainfall - all effect the soil's carbon reservoir," he says. "The way we manage soils can either mobilise that carbon back into the atmosphere and contribute to greenhouse gasses - or work the other way."

Antarctic nematodes and climate change by Jane O'Brien, BBC News, Apr 26, 2013  

Rebuttal Articles Updated

Dana updated both the Basic and Intermediate versions of the rebuttal to the myth, Medieval Warm Period was warmer  He also updated the Basic version of the rebuttal to the Climate sensitivity is low myth.

The Week in Review

Coming soon

  • New Research Shows Humans Causing More Strong Hurricanes (Dana)
  • Forks in the road (Sarah)
  • 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #18B (John Hartz)
  • Visualizing Arctic Ice Loss (Andy Lee Robinson)
  • Roy Spencer's Catholic Online Climate Myths (Dana)
  • The anthropogenic global warming rate: Is it steady for the last 100 years? Part 2 (KK Tung)
  • 2013 SkS News Bulletin #10 (John Hartz)
  • Greenland: A Ring of Mountains (greenman)
  • 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #18B (John Hartz)

In the Works

  • 16 Years Video Update (Kevin C)
  • Tropical forests still carbon sink by the end of this century? (Alexander Ac)
  • Who is Paying for Global Warming? (Agnostic)
  • The Polar Jetstream: what it is, how it works and how it is responding to Arctic warming (John Mason)
  • Distinguishing Between Short-Term Variability and Long-Term Trends (Dana)
  • Weathering of rocks: guide to a long-term carbon-sink (John Mason)
  • A tale told in maps and charts: Texas in the National Climate Assessment (Dana)

Sks in the News

The Conversation published John Cook's Evidence adds up: three studies of human impact on climate.  The article was also referenced by University World News.

Wunderground published John's Closing the Consensus Gap on Climate Change.

Live Science published Dana's Oceans are feeling the Heat and Anne-Marie and Dana's Hockey Stick Scores Another Point in Climate Study.

Discovery News referenced several SkS rebuttals in '10 Signs Climate Change Is Already Happening.'

Independent Australia re-published and HotWhopperUppsalainitiativet, and Climate Progress twice linked Dana's Major PAGES 2k Network Paper Confirms the Hockey Stick.

Compatible Creatures referenced AndyS' Global Warming: Not Reversible, But Stoppable.

Climate Progress used the SkS rebuttal to the myth 'they changed the name from global warming to climate change'.

HotWhopper referenced the SkS 'it's the sun' myth rebuttal in debunking Bob Tisdale.

Startled Disbelief referenced the SkS Co2-temperature lag explanation.

Idiot Tracker referenced SkS' Monckton Myths.

SkS Spotlights

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) leads the US in research on linkages of land and water ecosystems in the coastal zone and provides society with knowledge to meet critical environmental challenges in the 21st century. SERC research extends far beyond its home base on the Chesapeake Bay. Its scientists use comparisons across latitude to test the effects of atmospheric, climatic and biological gradients.

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