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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #41

Posted on 12 October 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Howard Lee's original SkS article, The long hot tail of global warming - new thinking on the Eocene greenhouse climate, generated the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. 

El Niño Watch

"In their monthly update, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University said there is still a two-thirds chance that a weak El Niño event emerges and that it will likely do so in the October-to-December timeframe, lasting until spring 2015."

Where Is El Nino? And Why Do We Care? by Andrea Thompson, Climate Central, Oct 9, 2014 

Toon of the Week


h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

 “We’re discovering a new climate change cost nobody has considered, but this isn’t some kind of new, catastrophic risk,” Jina* said. “This is something we already know about.”

*Amir Jina, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago

The $9.7 Trillion Problem: Cyclones and Climate Change by Brian Kahn, Climate Central, Oct 10, 2014

SkS Spotlights

 97 Hours of Consensus: Gavin Schmidt

SkS in the News

In his Grist article, Republicans flail about looking for alternative to climate denialism, David Roberts links to  John Upton's Grist article, 97 out of 100 climate scientists agree: Humans are responsible for warming. 

Study Finds 97% Consensus on Human-Caused Global Warming in the Peer-Reviewed Literature, a guest post article by Dana and John Cook posted on Climate Progress, is linkd to by Jeff Spross in Congressman: ‘I Am A Scientist’ And There’s No Evidence Of Manmade Climate Change also posted on Climate Progress.

In her Huffington Post article, GOP Congressman Says His Medical Background Qualifies Him To Deny Climate Change, Shadee Ashtari links to Dana's Guardian article, Survey finds 97% of climate science papers agree warming is man-made.   

Coming Soon on SkS 

  • Dinner with global warming contrarians, disaster for dessert (Dana)
  • Ocean Warming has been Greatly Underestimated (Rob Painting)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42A (John Hartz)
  • Guest post (John Abraham)
  • From pole to pole - a climate-themed tour through a zoo (Baerbel)
  • Scientists to Explain 'Climate at Your Doorstep' at New Online Hub (Lisa Song, InsideClimate News)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42B (John Hartz)

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