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2015 SkS Weekly Digest #16

Posted on 19 April 2015 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Andy Lacis responds to Steve Koonin, a guest post by ATTP of the blog site, and Then There's Physics, garnered the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week.    

We Heart CleanTechnica

Many of us here at CleanTechnica are big fans of the site Skeptical Science. Skeptical Science has a great system for debunking common myths put forward by global warming deniers, and then getting those articles and key points out to more people. Bob Wallace had the excellent idea of doing something similar with regard to anti-cleantech myths.

Toon of the Week

2015 Toon 17 

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week 

As the nation's capital gears up for a large Earth Day celebration this weekend, President Obama issued a warning on the dangers global warming pose to the planet.

"Climate change can no longer be denied - or ignored," the president said in a video Saturday. "The world is looking to the United States - to us - to lead."

"Today, there's no greater threat to our planet than climate change," Mr. Obama continued. "This is the only planet we've got. And years from now, I want to be able to look our children and grandchildren in the eye and tell them that we did everything we could to protect it." 

Obama: "No greater threat" than climate change by Reena Flores, CBS News, Apr 18, 2015

SkS in the News

In the opening paragraph of his Winona (Minnesota) op-ed, Climate uncertainty should lead to action, Jim Armstrong references John Cook and SkS. 

The SkS Smartphone Apps are included in the Irish Times listing, Our top-50 education apps: science and technology. Here's what the Times says about it:

For when you know the anti-vaccination, anti-fluoride, pro-homeopathy person or climate change denier sitting opposite you, or fighting with you on Twitter or Facebook, is talking nonsense. This app puts the latest peer-reviewed science at the touch of a button. It’s fun, witty and provides an evidence-based comeback for well-intentioned or utterly stupid statements on contentious scientific issues.
Suitable for: ages 12 until death.

In his Climate Progress article, Four Ways To Know If The Climate Article You’re Reading Is Total B.S., Joe Romm states:

It is certainly worthwhile to understand what those arguments are, why they are wrong, and how to quickly rebut them. But the best and fastest way to learn all that is simply to periodically visit the website, one of the biggest timesavers on the web.

Greg Laden posts Collin Massen's video interview of John Cook, The rise of Skeptical Science on his own blog. Click here to access Laden's post. 

SkS Spotlights

For more information on international climate action and the international negotiations process, please visit Climate Nexus’ new website, the Road Through Paris. This site is intended to be a one-stop-shop for information, experts and analysis on this year’s climate talks, offering both curated and Climate Nexus–produced information on issues, countries, events of note and analysis pertaining to those talks. Content will be expanded and updated on an ongoing basis. You can also stay tuned by following @RoadThruParis on Twitter. 

Coming Soon on SkS 

  • Permafrost feedback update 2015: is it good or bad news? (Andy Skuce)
  • University offering free online course to demolish climate denial (Dana)
  • 2015 SkS Weekly News Roundup #17A (John Hartz)
  • Flood damages in Europe to increase 200% by the end of the century, scientists warn (Roz Pidcock)
  • Guest Post (John Abraham) 
  • Scientists discuss how strongly a warming Arctic is implicated in extreme weather (Robert McSweeney)
  • 2015 SkS Weekly News Roundup #17B (John Hartz)
  • 2015 SkS Weekly Digest #17 (John Hartz)

Poster of the Week

2015 Poster 16 

SkS Week in Review

97 Hours of Consensus: Veerabhadran Ramanathan

97 Hours: Ramanathan


Veerabhadran Ramanathan's bio page & Quote source

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