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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #43

Posted on 26 October 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

John Abraham's Another global warming contrarian paper found to be unrealistic and inaccurate garnered the most comments of the srticles posted on SkS during the past week. If you have not already checked it out, you will want to do so. Dr. John Abraham is a Professor of Thermal Sciences where he researches in climate monitoring and renewable energy generation for the developing world. His energy development work has extended to Africa, South America, and Asia. He partners with Dana Nuccitelli in the production of the blog, Climate Consensus - The 97 % hosted by The Guardian 

Poster of the Week

 2014 Poster 43 

Quote of the Week

Thus, a new global average temperature record in 2014 would be all the more extraordinary. So will it happen? "As we watch daily temperature results come in, it’s becoming ever more likely," says John Abraham, a climate scientist at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota who studies ocean warming and climate change. Abraham emphasizes, though, that there are several other global agencies besides NOAA (including our own NASA) that also track temperatures and they don't always perfectly agree on the ranking of record years.

"We may break the all-time temperature record without having an El Nino," adds Abraham. "Which means that the Earth shouldn’t be warm this year." 

Climate records are breaking so often now, we’ve stopped paying attention by Chris Mooney, Wonkblog, Washington Post, Oct 21, 2014

SkS in the News

Richard Allan referenced a Pacific Ocean warming post by Rob Painting in an excellent summary of ocean warming research for NOAA.

NewsMax used SkS to debunk the 'Antarctic ice is growing' myth.

SciLogs referenced The Debunking Handbook

SkS Spotlights

97 Hours: Jason Box

Jason Box's bio page

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Republican politicians aren't climate scientists, but usually defer to the experts (Dana)
  • Climate Models Anticipated Human-Caused Warming in the North Pacific (Rob Painting)
  • Satellites may have underestimated atmosphere warming by 30% (John Abraham)
  • Forget ‘saving the Earth’ – it’s an angry beast that we’ve awoken (Clive Hamilton)

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 43

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

SkS Week in Review

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