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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #13

Posted on 3 April 2022 by BaerbelW

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, March 27, 2022 through Sat, April 2, 2022.

The following articles sparked above average interest during the week (bolded articles are from SkS authors): Anybody out there to help us re-animate the SkS iPhone App?, The Greenhouse Effect is like a Cloudy Night, Does planting trees actually help the climate? Here’s what we know, Wally Broecker divined how the climate could suddenly shiftUnderstanding the promise and peril of fusion power: Chimera or climate panacea?,  and Extraordinary Antarctica heatwave, 70 degrees above normal, would likely set a world recor.

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  1. Hello, all Skeptical Science readers.

    I am using this weekly digest post as a place to make a comment about recent activity on a number of blog posts.

    A few years ago, we had a collection of students from KMIDS college in Bangkok that were assigned work that included reading and commenting here at Skeptical Science. It looks like we may be seeing similar activity this month. (We are trying to confirm if it is indeed the same school.)

    When this happened before, we wrote a short blog post explaining the situation.

    Please try to provide these students (if we have correctly identified them as such) wtih a warm welcome and encourage them to read material here and engage in constructive dialog.


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  2. This article in The Guardian describes how small solar set ups (not specifically described in the article but probably one or two panels and a storage battery) have improved the lives of refugees in Rwanda.

    Recently several commentors suggested that developing countries might need to use coal to get their economies started.  This use of solar is more environmentally responsible and much cheaper than coal or other fossil fuels.  In addition, it can be impemented in small steps that are more easily funded.  Why build a fossil generating plant that will be obsolete in ten years and is subject to extreme price swings like current fossil energy supplies?

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