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2013 SkS Weekly Digest #41

Posted on 13 October 2013 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

To no one's suprise, gpwayne's Why climate change contrarians owe us a (scientific) explanation generated the most comments of the articles posted this week. John Cook's SkS social experiment: using comment ratings to help moderation also created a buzz - primarily because it was designed to solicit feedback. Rounding out the top three comment generating articles was John Mason's A rough guide to the components of Earth's Climate System.

Toon of the Week

2013 Toon 41

Quote of the Week

“You can’t afford being a climate skeptic, living in the Arctic,” said Johan von de Gronden, chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund in the Netherlands.

Climate change concerns loom at Arctic conference by Ben Anderson, Alaska Dispatch, Oct 12, 2013 

SkS Week in Review

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Consensus study most viewed paper in all Institute of Physics journals(John Cook)
  • 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42A(John Hartz)
  • What the new IPCC report says about sea level rise (Freya Roberts)
  • Two degrees: how we imagine climate change (David Holmes)
  • 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42B(John Hartz)
  • Why trust climate models? It’s a matter of simple science (Scott K Johnson)
  • Time to change how the IPCC reports? (Kevin Trenbeth)
  • Double Standard on Internal Variability (tamino)
  • 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42C(John Hartz)

In the Works

  • The 2012 State of the Climate is easily misunderstood (MarkR)
  • How did Ancient Coral Survive in a High CO2 World? (Rob Painting)
  • Moncking up the Numbers (Rob Honeycutt)
  • The Sun Has Cooled, So Why Are The Deep Oceans Warming? (Rob Painting)
  • John Christy and Precipitation (Klaus Flemløse)

SkS in the News

The Cook et al. (2013) 97% consensus was referenced by Media Matters, Mother Jones, Daily Kos, The Guardian, News 24, and Earth Common Journal.

Gavin Schmidt at RealClimate referenced Dana's New Study, Same Result - Greenhouse Gases Dominate Global Warming.

The Raw Story re-posted John Mason's A rough guide to the components of Earth's Climate System.

Chris Mooney at Mother Jones made use of The Escalator.

On his blog, Scott Mandia referenced Dana's Why is the IPCC AR5 so much more confident in human-caused global warming?.

Blue & Green Tomorrow re-posted Graham Wayne's Lawson, Climate Change and the Power of Wishful Thinking.

SkS Spotlights

Ethics and Climate seeks to increase and deepen public reflection on the ethical implications of human-induced climate change among policymakers, the public, non-government organizations, and journalists.

This site examines the ethical dimensions of climate science, economics, politics, policy responses, trading, atmospheric greenhouse gas stabilization goals, as well as the obligations of nations, governments, businesses, organizations, and individuals to respond to climate change. The site also follows the positions taken by national governments in international climate change negotiations and subjects their negotiating positions to an ethical critique. The site also examines arguments made by proponents and opponents of domestic climate change policies through an ethical lens. 

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  1. John Hartz,

    I have an article I would like to post.  Please send me an email address where I can send it to you for your approval.

    Thanks, W P Sokeland

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  2. @ W P Sokeland: 

    What type of article do you wish to post? Is it a news article? An original article written by you? 

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