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2013 SkS Weekly Digest #18

Posted on 5 May 2013 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

John Cook's Participate in a survey measuring consensus in climate research provides an opportunity for SkS readers to to rate the abstracts of the climate papers with the purpose of estimating the level of consensus regarding the proposition that humans are causing global warming. Dana's Roy Spencer's Catholic Online Climate Myths garnered the most comments of the articles posted during the past week.

Toon of the Week

2013 Toon 18 

H/T to Joe Romm's Climate Progress blog.

Quote of the Week

Corporate America, meanwhile, is also moving forward on climate adaptation. They just call it something else. “A lot of companies don’t use the term for fear of alienating conservative employees and investors,” says Joyce Coffee, who advises Fortune 500 companies on environmental issues for Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm. “They label these investments under standard terms like ‘risk avoidance’ or ‘continuity panning,’ but everyone knows it’s all climate related. Major companies used to fear climate change because they thought it meant new regulations. Now they see it is a direct fiscal threat. Any company with a supply chain is thinking about how to avoid climate disruption.”

Getting rich off global warming by Alexander Zaitchik, Salon, May 5, 2013

The Week in Review

Rebuttal Articles Updated 

Dana's New Research Shows Humans Causing More Strong Hurricanes was incoporated into the rebuttal to the myth, 'Extreme weather isn't caused by global warming'

Coming Soon

  • Distinguishing Between Short-Term Variability and Long-Term Trends (Dana)
  • Who is Paying for Global Warming? (Agnostic)
  • 2013 SkS News Bulletin #10 (John Hartz)
  • Visualizing Arctic Ice Loss (Andy Lee Robinson)
  • Climate for the Trees (jg)
  • 2013 SkS News Roundup #19A (John Hartz)
  • The anthropogenic global warming rate: Is it steady for the last 100 years? Part 2. (KK Tung)
  • 2013 SkS News Roundup #19B (John Hartz)

In the Works

  • How did Ancient Coral Survive in a High CO2 World? (Rob Painting)
  • 16 Years Video Update (Kevin C)
  • Tropical forests still carbon sink by the end of this century? (Alexander Ac)
  • The Polar Jetstream: what it is, how it works and how it is responding to Arctic warming (John Mason)
  • 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

ECOS re-posted John Cook's The Conversation article, More evidence for human fingerprint on climate change.

Climate Progress re-posted Dana's New Research Shows Humans Causing More Strong Hurricanes.

John Bruno at Sea Monster referenced several SkS rebuttals in discussing global warming since 1999.

The Rockford Register Star re-posted AndyS' Global Warming: Not Reversible, But Stoppable.

The Daily Blog and The Standard referenced Dana's Real Skepticism About the New Marcott 'Hockey Stick'.

The Guardian Expressed referenced Skeptical Science several times in debunking the 'climate change is a hoax' myth.

HotWhopper referenced Dana's Roy Spencer's Catholic Online Climate Myths.

Scholars and Rogues and Neven's Artic Sea Ice Blog posted about John Cook's Participate in a survey measuring consensus in climate research.

Climate Progress used John Garrett's cartoon from Sarah's Forks in the Road: Last Exit to Two Degrees.

SkS Spotlights

Climate Nexus is a strategic communications group dedicated to highlighting the wide-ranging impacts of climate change and clean energy solutions in the United States.

Since its founding in 2011, Climate Nexus has drawn upon established and emerging science to personalize and localize the climate and energy story through work with the media, relevant NGOs and other thought leaders. With backgrounds spanning the fields of environmental science, traditional and digital media, public affairs, corporate sustainability, consulting, environmental policy, and documentary filmmaking, we bring a diverse set of skills to the greater science, technology, public health and environmental communities. And that’s a good thing, because we’re here to help.

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