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2016 SkS Weekly Digest #26

Posted on 26 June 2016 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights... Toon of the Week... Quote of the Week... He Said What?... SkS in the News...Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... 97 Hours of Consensus...

SkS Highlights

Using the metric of number of comments garnered, the two most popular of the articles posted on SkS during the past week were:

Toon of the Week

 2016 Toon 26

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week  

“It’s actually crazy to me, and it should be crazy to anyone in the military, that Congress is telling them not to do this,” said Andrew Holland, the senior fellow for energy and climate at the American Security Project.

“This is what we ask our military and national security people to do, to think long-term, look at emerging threats, figure out ways to protect against these threats,” he said.

Why the GOP is trying to stop the Pentagon's climate plan by Danny Vinik, Politico, June 23, 2016 

He Said What?

Republicans say the directive is a distraction from the real threats the Pentagon should be focused on, particularly terrorist groups in the Middle East. “The military, the intelligence community [and] the domestic national security agencies should be focused on ISIS and not on climate change,” said Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), who sponsored the amendment to block the funding. “The fact that the president wants to push a radical green energy agenda should not diminish our ability to counter terrorism.” Buck dismissed the idea that the military should focus on climate change as a threat: “The president has talked about an increase in the climate temperature on the planet,” he said. “It is a fraction of a degree every year. How that is a current threat to us is beyond me.”

Why the GOP is trying to stop the Pentagon's climate plan by Danny Vinik, Politico, June 23, 2016

SkS in the News

John Cook's A brief history of fossil-fuelled climate denial, originally published in the The Conversation AU, was reposted on Skeptical Science, DeSmog, and Resilience.

Coming Soon on SkS

  • Brexit and climate change are inter-generational theft (Dana)
  • Alpine soils storing up to a third less carbon as summers warm (Robert McSweeney)
  • After six years of working on climate at Harvard, I implore it to show the courage to divest (Benjamin Franta)
  • Discovery exposes fragility of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf (Roz Pidcock)
  • The War on Science will change how you view the world (John Abraham)
  • 2016 SkS Weekly News Roundup #27 (John Hartz)
  • 2016 SkS Weekly Digest #27 (John Hartz)

SkS Poster of the Week

 2016 Poster 26

SkS Week in Review 

97 Hours of Consensus: Glen MacDonald

97 Hours Glen MacDonald 


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