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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #6

Posted on 9 February 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Dana's 2013 was the second-hottest year on record without an El Niño garnered the most comments of the articles posted during the past week and the lively conversation continues. Rog Painting's Why rainbows and oil slicks help to show the greenhouse effect was the second most discussed article.

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 6

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists 

Quote of the Week

"True sceptics test a hypothesis against the evidence, but climate sceptics refuse to accept anything that contradicts their beliefs."

Denying climate change isn't scepticism – it's 'motivated reasoning' by David Robert Grimes, The Guardian, Feb 5, 2014

SkS Week in Review 

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Unprecedented trade wind strength is shifting global warming to the oceans, but for how much longer? (Dana)
  • A methane mystery: Scientists probe unanswered questions about methane and climate change (Roz Pidcock Guest Post)
  • Discussing global warming, why does this have to be so hard? (John Abraham)
  • Deep Ocean Warming: The Coriolis Effect (Rob Painting)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #7 (John Hartz) 

In the Works

  • Dodgy Diagrams #1 - IPCC Residence Time Estimates (Dikran Marsupial)
  • Rebuttal to the myth 'CO2 is saturated' (Glenn Tamblyn & jg)
  • Honey, I mitigated climate change (Ari Jokimaki)
  • Basic and Intermediate rebuttals of 'heatwaves have happened before' (John Cook, Dana, Rob Painting)

SkS in the News

The TCP is addressed in:

Joe Romm gives a shout-out to the Debunking Handbook in his Climate Progressblog post, How To Talk To A Climate Science Denier, If You Must.

Rob Painting's article The Oceans Warmed up Sharply in 2013: We're Going to Need a Bigger Graph generated the following blog posts:

In his Ars Technica post, Interview Regarding REmap 2030 (in which I’m the Interviewee), Zach Shahan uses a graphic, Comparing the Cost oF Climate Action and Climate inaction  from Dana's SKS article, Nordhaus Sets the Record Straight - Climate Mitigation Saves Money.

Tom Engelhardt opens his thought provoking essay, Ending the World the Human Way by referencing the TCP. Englehardt's essay has, in turn, been reposted on Mother Jones and a number of other websites.

SkS Spotlights

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