2013 SkS Weekly Digest #31
Posted on 4 August 2013 by John Hartz
Dana's An accurately informed public is necessary for climate policy created quite a buzz this past week. It is a repost of Dana's guest post on the Making Science Public blog of the University of Nottingham in the UK. Many commenters chimed in on the respective comment threads of the two postings.
Toon of the Week
H/T to I Heart Climate Scientists
Quote of the Week
"We know from past changes that ecosystems have responded to a few degrees of global temperature change over thousands of years," said Diffenbaugh*. "But the unprecedented trajectory that we're on now is forcing that change to occur over decades. That's orders of magnitude faster, and we're already seeing that some species are challenged by that rate of change."
*Dr. Noah Diffenbaugh, Assistant Professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Center Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University.
Climate change on pace to occur 10 times faster than any change recorded in past 65 million years, Stanford Scientists Say by Bjorn Carey, Stanford News, Aug 1, 2013
SkS Week in Review
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #31B by John Hartz
- Where SkS-Material gets used - Coursera's Climate Literacy Course by BaerbelW
- Toward Improved Discussions of Methane & Climate by Chris Colose
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #31A by John Hartz
- East Antarctica Ice-Sheet more vulnerable to melting than we thought: new research by John Mason
- The Albedo Effect and Global Warming by gpwayne
- An accurately informed public is necessary for climate policy by Dana
SkS Rebuttal Articles Created
Coming Soon on SkS
- How much will sea levels rise in the 21st Century? (gpwayne)
- John Christy and high temperature records in the US (Klaus Flemløse)
- 2013 SkS News Roundup #32A (John Hartz)
- Ocean Acidification: Eating Away at Life in the Southern Ocean (Rob Painting)
- Why Atmospheric CO2 matters: The Really Big Picture (Chris Colose)
- Fox News misinforms the public in climate change (Dana)
- 2013 SkS News Roundup #32B (John Hartz)
SkS Articles In the Works
- How did Ancient Coral Survive in a High CO2 World? (Rob Painting)
- John Christy and US-tornadoes (Klaus Flemløse)
- John Christy and Precipitation (Klaus Flemløse)
- 282 years of global warming in one graph (keithpickering)
SkS in the News
SkS and the 97% consensus were referenced and recommended as valuable resources by Paul and Anne Ehrlich in their Proceedings of the Royal Society B paper, Future collapse: how optimistic should we be?.
HotWhopper also mocked Brandon Schollenberger and WUWT for more ridiculousness about th 97% consensus.
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