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2016 SkS Weekly Digest #28

Posted on 10 July 2016 by John Hartz

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

SkS Highlights

The SkS Facebook page has reached a new milestone of 175,000 Likes. Try it, you'll like it. 

Toon of the Week

2016 Toon 28 

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week 

Close to 10,000 hectares of mangroves have died across a stretch of coastline reaching from Queensland to the Northern Territory.

International mangroves expert Dr Norm Duke said he had no doubt the "dieback" was related to climate change.

"It's a world-first in terms of the scale of mangrove that have died," he told the ABC.

Dr Duke flew 200 kilometres between the mouths of the Roper and McArthur Rivers in the Northern Territory last month to survey the extent of the dieback.

He described the scene as the most "dramatic, pronounced extreme level of dieback that I've ever observed".

Nearly half a million leave home as storm left by super typhoon Nepartak hits China by Nathaniel Taplin, Reuters, July 9, 2016

They Said What?

The Shell strategy identifies “Energy Engaged Millennials” as the key to the company’s future business success and identifies Canada as one of four primary targets for its new message.

The so-called "Energy Engaged Millennials" would be “18 to 34 year olds who have an active, passive or latent interest in the subject of energy or in subjects that are heavily reliant on, or related to, energy (eg. social progress, urbanization, technology and innovation),” Shell said in the leaked strategy document.

“They are more open-minded (in general and with respect to Shell) than older generations so engaging with them appropriately at this point to develop brand loyalty,” said the leaked document. “Their social connectivity suggests they can potential(ly) influence others and have direct and significant impact on Shell’s business. Helping them to have a more realistic understanding and stronger appreciation of Shell (and equipping them with meaningful and relevant perspectives to share) will potentially result in more positive brand advocacy.”

Oil giant Shell shows its love for millennials in leaked plans to dominate planet's energy by Mike De Souza, National Observer, July 8, 2016 

Graphic of the Week... 

2016 Toon 28

Why climate change is an education issue, Opinion by Felipe Calderon, Japan Times, July 5, 2016 

Coming Soon on SkS

  • We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times (Dana)
  • Why Paris climate pledges need to overdeliver to keep warming to 2C (Dr Joeri Rogelj)
  • Global warming implicated in dinosaur extinction (Howard Lee)
  • Guest Post (John Abraham)
  • Temperature records misled us on climate sensitivity; they actually agree with models (MarkR)
  • 2016 SkS Weekly News Roundup #29 (John Hartz)
  • 2016 SkS Weekly Digest #29 (John Hartz)

Poster of the Week

2016 Poster 28 

SkS Week in Review

97 Hours of Consensus: Alan Robock

97 Hours: Alan Robock 


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