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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #26

Posted on 29 June 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

New Skeptical Science study finds physics trumps economics, suggests global warming is man-made by Mark R drew the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Dana's Global warming conspiracy theorist zombies devour Telegraph and Fox News brains received the second highest number of comments.

El Niño Watch 

Toon of the Week

2014 Toon 26 

Shahram Rezaei (Iran)

Source: 9 Political Cartoons That Put Climate Change In Perspective by Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post, Jun 7, 2014.

Quote of the Week

"Until today, we have had no ways to measure the serious risks to our national economy ... from climate change," Bloomberg said during the report*'s release in New York. "Businesses and investors have largely been kept in the dark about how climate change will impact specific industries or specific regions, and that puts American businesses and the American economy in an extremely vulnerable position." - Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of the City of New York

*Risky Business: A Climate Risk Assessment for the United States

Former Treasury Chiefs Agree: Get the SEC Into the Climate Mix by Ben Geman, National Journal, June 34, 2014

SkS in the News

Conservatives Don't Deny Climate Science Because They're Ignorant. They Deny It Because of Who They Are. by Chirs Mooney (Mother Jones) includes a link to the SkS article, Skeptical Science Study Finds 97% Consensus on Human-Caused Global Warming in the Peer-Reviewed Literature

In his Mashable post, Major Climate Change Myths, Debunked, Andrew Freedman links to Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature, Cook et al, 2013, Environmental Research Letters.

SkS Spotlights

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.

The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific historyand Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.
The Royal Society is the national Academy of science in the UK, and its core is its Fellowship and Foreign Membership, supported by a dedicated staff in London and elsewhere. The Fellowship comprises the most eminent scientists of the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth.
A major activity of the Society is identifying and supporting the work of outstanding scientists. The Society supports researchers through its early and senior career schemes, innovation and industry schemes, and other schemes.
The Society facilitates interaction and communication among scientists via its discussion meetings, and disseminates scientific advances through its journals. The Society also engages beyond the research community, through independent policy work, the promotion of high quality science education, and communication with the public. 

Poster of the Week


h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists.

Reports of Note 

Insurance Industry Watch

SkS Week in Review

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Global warming makes drought come on earlier, faster, and harder (John Abraham)
  • Mercury Rising: 2014 Sees Warmest May Ever Recorded Following on From 2nd Warmest April (Rob Painting)
  • Reform conservatism' needs more reform on global warm'ing (Dana)
  • State Department cuts through the acid political environment on oceans and climate (Sarah)
  • What really annoys scientists about the state of the climate change debate? (Graham Readfearn)
  • 2014 Weekly News Roundup #27 (John Hartz) 

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