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2016 SkS Weekly News Roundup #1

Posted on 2 January 2016 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.

Sun, Dec 27

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  1. Whilst looking for something else entirely, I found this polling analysis of UK public perceptions which I found interesting enough to share. Bottom line:

    Future willingness of the British public to bear the costs of climate change mitigation might well depend on public debate about the economic consequences.

    which I suppose is fairly obvious. I do wonder where this debate might possibly take place though, (Certainly not in the comment stream below, which is, however, good for a laugh)

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  2. UK flooding...

    Trouble is all the talk is about flood defences and one of the newspapers even emphasises doubt about the causes saying we need more science. Deliberate of course.

    No mention of relating the flooding to cutting carbon emissions and the governments higher carbon energy policies.

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  3. UK flooding has a climate change component, everything does, but the major cause is appalling management of the headwaters and river basins. The authorities have screwed up on just about every aspect they could.

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  4. Kiwiiano - do you have a reputable source to back up the claim that mismanangement was the major cause of the UK floods? The precipitation rates that I've seen for the recent UK storms were exceptionally high and not something that local land use changes can affect. 

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  5. Nice shout out to SkS from Dr. Jeff Masters toward the end of this good interview at

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