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2015 SkS Weekly Digest #20

Posted on 17 May 2015 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Lukewarmers – the third stage of climate denial, gambling on snake eyes by Dana generated the highest number of comments among the articles posted on SkS this past week. John Abraham's New study finds a hot spot in the atmosphere garnered the second highest number of comments. 

El Niño Watch

The rise and rise of the 2015 El Niño by Agus Santoso, Andréa S. Taschetto, Matthew England, and Shayne McGregor, The Conversation, May 12, 2015

Toon of the Week

 2015 Toon 20

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

There has always been an odd tenor to discussions among climate scientists, policy wonks, and politicians, a passive-aggressive quality, and I think it can be traced to the fact that everyone involved has to dance around the obvious truth, at risk of losing their status and influence.

The obvious truth about global warming is this: barring miracles, humanity is in for some awful shit.

The awful truth about climate change no one wants to admit by David Roberts, Vox, May 15, 2015

SkS in the News

In his Bad Astronomy/Slate post, What If Climate Change Is Real?, Phil Plait tells his readers to check out SkS. Here's the operative paragraph:

And when you’re done watching, head over to Skeptical Science to get more info on the points she mentioned, as well as many, many others. You’ll find the science there, as well as debunkings of denial talking points.

Thank you Phil!

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Why the 97 per cent consensus on climate change still gets challenged (Andy Skuce)
  • My research with Steve (Climatesight Kate)
  • 2015 SkS Weekly News Roundup #21A (John Hartz)
  • Congress manufactures doubt and denial in climate change hearing (Dana)
  • Scientists discuss how strongly a warming Arctic is implicated in extreme weather (Robert McSweeney)
  • The Carbon Brief interview: Prof Dame Julia Slingo OBE (Leo Hickman)
  • 2015 SkS Weekly News Roundup #21B (John Hartz)
  • 2015 SkS Weekly Digest #21 (John Hartz) 

Poster of the Week

 2015 Poster 20

SkS Week in Review 

97 Hours of Consensus: Gabriel Hegerl

97 Hours: Gabriele Hegerl

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