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2015 SkS Weekly Digest #4

Posted on 25 January 2015 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

John Abraham's The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts garnered the most comments of the articles posted during the past week. Receiving the second highest number of comments was The Most Terrifying Papers I Read Last Year by Kaitlin Alexander of the ClimateSight blog.

Toon of the Week

2015 Toon 4 

H/t to I Heart Climate Scientists.

Quote of the Week

No challenge?—?no challenge?—?poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does?—?14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.
I’ve heard some folks try to dodge the evidence by saying they’re not scientists; that we don’t have enough information to act. Well, I’m not a scientist, either. But you know what?—?I know a lot of really good scientists at NASA, and NOAA, and at our major universities. The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we’ll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe. The Pentagon says that climate change poses immediate risks to our national security. We should act like it.
 - President Barak Obama

Obama Calls Out Republicans for Their “I’m Not a Scientist” Line by Will Oremus, Slate, Jan 20, 2015 

SkS in the News

Dana's Climate of Doubt Strategy #2: Exaggerate Uncertainty was cited and linked to by Chris Mooney in his Washington Post article, Sorry, skeptics: NASA and NOAA were right about the 2014 temperature record.

In her Climate Progress blog post, New Senate Environment Chair Gets His Gavel, Goes On Rant Arguing Climate Science Is A Hoax, Emily Atkin references and links to John Mason's SkS article, The History of Climate Science and indirectly to The Consensus Project.

The SkS Escalator graphic is inluded in Andrew Freedman's Senator Roger Wicker explains his lone 'no' vote on climate amendment posted on Mashable. 

In his Vice Motherboard blog post, How Climate Change Denial Still Gets Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals, Brian Merchant cites and links to SkS's Climate Misinformer: Christopher Monckton and the second is to the SkS graphic, Monckton vs the Scientists He Cites

SkS Spotlights

97 Hours: Eric Rignot

Eric Rignot's bio page

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Water is far more valuable and useful than oil (Stephen Leahy)
  • Climate researcher wins wager with climate sceptic (PBL)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #5A (John Hartz)
  • New research reveals extreme oxygen loss in oceans during past climate change (Sarah Moffitt)
  • Meeting two degree climate target means 80 per cent of world's coal is "unburnable", study says (Roz Pidcock)
  • Climate change could impact the poor much more than previously thought (Dana)
  • SkS Weekly News Roundup #5B (John Hartz)
  • 2014 SkS Weekly Digest #5 (John Hartz)

Poster of the Week

 2015 Poster 4

SkS Week in Review

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