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2014 SkS Weekly Digest #7

Posted on 16 February 2014 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Dana's Unprecedented trade wind strength is shifting global warming to the oceans, but for how much longer? generated, by far and way, the highest number of comments of the articles posted this past week. 2013 was the second-hottest year on record without an El Niño by Dana generated the second highest and Dana's MP Graham Stringer and CNN Crossfire are wrong about the 97% consensus on human-caused global warming the third.

Celebrating another SkS milestone! 

2014 Toon 7

The SkS Facebook page has recorded 20,000 "likes" and continues on its upward climb.

Quote of the Week

"As we work toward next year's climate conference in Paris, we continue to urge all nations to join us in pursuit of an ambitious and inclusive global agreement that reduces greenhouse gas emissions through concrete actions," read the op-ed published in the Washington Post and Le Monde newspapers.

Obama, Hollande Call For 'Ambitious And Inclusive' Global Climate Deal, Reuters/The Huffington Post, Feb 10, 2014

SkS Week in Review

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Customizable Heat Widget Metrics (Bob Lacatena)
  • Scientists worried the IPCC is underestimating sea level rise, according to Vision Prize (Dana)
  • Dodgy Diagrams #1 - IPCC Residence Time Estimates (Dikran Marsupial & John Cook)
  • Snows of the Nile: The search for vanishing equatorial glaciers (Neil Losin)
  • New Video: Abrupt Climate Change, and the Expected Unexpected (Peter Sinclair)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #7 (John Hartz)

In the Works

  • Deep Ocean Warming: The Coriolis Effect (Rob Painting)
  • Global warming not slowing - it's speeding up (James Wight)
  • Record growth of atmospheric CO2 in 2013 (Alexander Ac)
  • Honey, I mitigated climate change (Ari Jokimaki)
  • Basic and Intermediate rebuttals of 'heatwaves have happened before' (John Cook, Dana, Rob Painting)
  • The 'pause' in global warming is not even a thing (Graham Readfearn)

SkS in the News

Lindsay Abrams cites SkS multiple times in her Salon article, The ultimate guide to shutting down climate trolls

In There Is No Warming posted on Common Dreams, John Queally quotes extensively from Dana's Guradian blog post, Unprecedented trade wind strength is shifting global warming to the oceans, but for how much longer?

Tristan Edis includes the Excalator in his article, Another scientific dagger to the deniers posted on The Climate Spectator.

In Seeing Over the Horizon: Sharp Rise in Ocean Temperatures in 2013, posted on The Energy Collective, Schueneman links to Rob Painting's Seeing Over the Horizon: Sharp Rise in Ocean Temperatures in 2013 and to his more recent post, The Oceans Warmed up Sharply in 2013: We're Going to Need a Bigger Graph.

John Cook's Debunking climate myths: two contrasting case studies, originally posted on the Conversation, was reposted on CWEBNews.

SkS Spotlights

And Then There's Physics is a relatively new blog site where people gather to discuss climate scince and related issues in a civil manner.  The articles posted tend to focus on what's happening in the UK.

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  1. John, thanks for going in to bat for reason and logic at The Conversation today. The comments were instructive, but cut off all too soon for my liking. Still, it gave the deniers a chance to enjoy a feeding frenzy, so it was also amusing, in a black kind of way.

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  2. My apologies - I have just seen the repost of The Conversation article here and that is where I should have commented.

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