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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #13

Posted on 30 March 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Honey, I mitigated climate change by Ari Jokimäki garnered the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Coming in second was Rob Painting's Climate Models Show Remarkable Agreement with Recent Surface Warming. The third most commented upon article was Cherry picked and misrepresented climate science undermines FiveThirtyEight brand by Dana, Albatross, and Thingsbreak.

Toon of the Week

2014 Toon 13

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists 

Quote of the Week

"There is no standstill in global warming," said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud. "The warming of our oceans has accelerated and at lower depths. More than 90 percent of the excess energy trapped by greenhouse gases is stored in the oceans. Levels of these greenhouse gases are at record levels, meaning that our atmosphere and oceans will continue to warm for centuries to come.

"While the challenges facing the next generations are enormous, the opportunities for addressing them have never been greater," Jarraud said.

No Standstill Found in Global Warming or Extreme Weather by Christina Reed and ClimateWire, Scientific American, Mar 24, 2014

SkS in the News 

The SkS graphic, The Escalator is embedded in A possible “told you so” moment? posted on the And Then There's Physics blog.

The findings of Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature (John Cook et al, Environmental Research Letters) are referenced and linked to in:

In his blog post, 2036 and Climate Change, Greg Laden uses the graphic of various estimates of climate sensitivity contained in the Advanced version of the SkS rebuttal article How sensitive is our climate? to introduce a video by Michael Mann.

SkS Spotlights

Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a low-carbon future. Momentum for Change looks for innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.

Momentum for Change's Lighthouse Activities highlight some of the most practical, scalable and replicable examples of what people, businesses, governments and industries are doing to tackle climate change.

Want to learn more? Hollywood actor and climate champion Mark Ruffalo explains what Momentum for Change is all about in a short, animated video posted on the Momentum for Change website.

SkS Week in Review

Coming soon on SkS 

  • IPCC reports on the risk of climate change, deniers spin it (Dana)
  • Alarming new study makes today’s climate change more comparable to Earth’s worst mass extinction (howardlee)
  • Palmer & McNeal (John Abraham)
  • If growth of CO2 concentration causes only logarythmic temperature increase - why worry? (Marcin Popkiewicz)
  • New Video: Abrupt Climate Change, and the Expected Unexpected (Peter Sinclair)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #14 (John Hartz)

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