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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #28

Posted on 15 July 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, a reprint of a UN press release, generated the most commets of the articles posted on SkS during the past week - illustrating once again that SkS readers and team members have deep and abiding perspectives about what should be done in order to prevent dangerous climate change The interim report supports the UN Climate Summit scheduled for Sep 23, 2014. The full DDPP report will be presented in the spring of 2015. [Click here to access the Executive Summary of the interim report.]

El Niño Watch

Toon of the Week

2-14 Toon 28 

h/t to I heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

“Disasters caused by weather, climate, and water-related hazards are on the rise worldwide. Both industrialized and non-industrialized countries are bearing the burden of repeated floods, droughts, temperature extremes and storms,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.

“Improved early warning systems and disaster management are helping to prevent loss of life. But the socio-economic impact of disasters is escalating because of their increasing frequency and severity and the growing vulnerability of human societies.”

Better disaster data enables better decisionsPress Release No. 998, WMO, July 10, 2014 

SkS in the News 

In his Daily Kos blog post, 1% gets the 97%, doomvox references and links to John Cook's SkS article, An Externally Valid Approach to Consensus Messaging.

SkS Spotlights

The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), has been active for over 30 years in the fields of international disaster and conflict health studies, with research and training activities linking relief, rehabilitation and development. CRED promotes research, training and technical expertise on humanitarian emergencies, with a special focus on public health and epidemiology.

The Centre undertakes research and provides an evidence base on the burden of disease and health issues arising from disasters and conflicts to improve needs-based preparedness and responses to humanitarian emergencies.

In 1971, Professor Michel F. Lechat, an epidemiologist at the Université catholique de Louvain, initiated a research programme to study health issues in disaster situations. Two years later he established CRED as non-profit institution with international status. Since 1980, the Centre has been a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre.

Poster of the Week

 2014 Poster 28 

SkS Week in Review

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Rupert Murdoch doesn't understand basic climate science, and that's a problem (Dana)
  • Better disaster data enables better decisions (WMO)
  • New study investigates the impact of climate change on malaria (John Abraham)
  • State Department cuts through the acid political environment on oceans and climate (Sarah)
  • Nigel Lawson suggests he's not a sceptic, proceeds to deny global warming (Dana)

Mother Nature Always Bats Last!

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  1. Has there been any interesting coMmentary on ICCC9?  It seems rather funny, really, that there is an organization and conference devoted to something that, as far as they are concerned, doesn't even exist...

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  2. @ZincKidd: For a fairly detailed and straight-forward report on what transpired at the Heartland conference in Las Vegas, check out:

    In Las Vegas, Climate Change Deniers Regroup, Vow to Keep Doubt Alive by Abe Streep, BloombergBusinessweek, July 10, 2014

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  3. @ John Hartz

    FYI the link to the Bloomberg Heartland story is busted, and my search for the story simply dumped me back to the missing link :-((


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    Moderator Response:

    [JH] The ink has been fixed. Thank you for bringing this glitch to our attention.  \

    BTW, Your comment properly belongs in the thread to the Weekly News Roundup #29.

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