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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #44

Posted on 3 November 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Dana's Republican politicians aren't climate scientists or responsible leaders is another in a long-line of insightful critiques of how prominent U.S. politicians are addressing the science and ramifications of man-made climate change. As to be expected, Dana's article generated the highest number of comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. 

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 44

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

“Continued emission of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and long-lasting changes in all components of the climate system, increasing the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts,” concluded the report by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which draws on contributions from thousands of scientists from around the world.

Effects of climate change ‘irreversible,’ U.N. panel warns in report by Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney, Washington Post, Nov 2, 2014

SkS in the News 

In Confessions of a Former Climate Change Denialist posted on the website of the Canadian Science Writers' Association, Kasra Hassani references and links to the SkS webpage, Global Warming & Climate Change Myths.  

SkS Spotlights

97 Hours: Simon Donner  

Simon Donner's bio page

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Climate Models Anticipated Human-Caused Warming in the North Pacific (Rob Painting)
  • Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman is not credible on global warming (Dana)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #45A (John Hartz)
  • Looking after forests benefits the climate (MarkR)
  • Satellites may have underestimated atmosphere warming by 30% (John Abraham)
  • More research confirming large methane leakage from shale boom (gws)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #45B (John Hartz) 

Poster of the Week

 2014 Poster 44

SkS Week in Review

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