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SkS Weekly Digest #15

Posted on 12 September 2011 by John Hartz

John Cook wins! John Cook wins!

As detailed in Just Deserts: Winning the 2011 Eureka Prize, John Cook, the founder and grand poobah of SkS received a well-deserved Eureka prize from the Australian Museum. Way to go JC!  

SkS Highlights

The 18-part (SKS record) series on ocean acidification,  OA is not OK, was trasnformed into a booklet by Doug Mackie and his fellow authors -- a first for SkS. Way to go Doug, Christina & Keith!

Toon of the Week

In another first, SkS posts its first original toon by its resident artist, jg. The toon was inspired by the headline of an article posted on Fox Nation: Fox News-Inspired Scientist to Study Why Global Warming Has Stopped. Way to go jg! 

 Coal use and aerosol cooling likened to tobacco use

The Week in Review

A list of aticles posted on SkS during the past week.

  • Haydn Washington talks Climate Change Denial on Steaming Toad by John Cook
  • Just Deserts: Winning the 2011 Eureka Prize by Bern
  • Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: IPCC TAR by Dana
  • Spending A Week Above Arctic Circle On M.S. Fram Off Greenland’s West Coast by Bud Ward
  • Conspiracy Dog-whistling about GRL and the New Dessler Paper by Grypo
  • Dessler Demolishes Three Crucial 'Skeptic' Myths by Dana & Rob Painting 
  • Andrew Dessler's New Paper Debunks Both Roy Spencer And Richard Lindzen by Dana & Rob Painting
  • On Mowing a Virginia Lawn … And Contemplating a Greenland Iceberg by Bud Ward
  • OA not OK: Booklet available by Doug Mackie 
  • Extreme Flooding In 2010-2011 Lowers Global Sea Level by Rob Painting
  • Coming Soon

    A list of articles that are in the pipeline. Most, but not necessarily all, will be posted on SkS during the course of the coming week.
    • Santer et al. Catch Christy Exaggerating (Dana)
    • CERN - Saying Nothing About Cosmic Ray Effects on Climate (Dana)
    • Greenhouse Gas: It's not just about CO2 (Mythago)
    • Lessons from Past Predictions: IPCC AR4 (Dana)
    • Treehugger Video #6 (John Cook)
    • Icelandic translation to the Guide (John Cook)
    • Not so Permanent Permafrost (Agnostic)

     SkS in the News

    Dana and Rob Painting's Dessler Demolishes Three Crucial 'Skeptic' Myths was re-posted on Climate Progress

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    1. Not sure this is exactly ontopic but it seemed like as good a place as any to link to an article about climate change and the scientific method. Diamond planets, climate change and the scientific method: "And yet the diamond planet has been hugely successful in igniting public curiosity about the universe in which we live. In that sense, for myself and my co-authors, I suspect it will be among the greatest discoveries of our careers. Our host institutions were thrilled with the publicity and most of us enjoyed our 15 minutes of fame. The attention we received was 100% positive, but how different that could have been. How so? Well, we could have been climate scientists."
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    2. pbjamm: that is a delightful article. Thanks for sharing it. I hope others follow the link. I got obsessed with exoplanets a year ago because the science of detecting gases in explanet atmospheres is a logical extension of understanding our own planet's greenhouse effect. jg
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