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SkS Weekly Digest #27

Posted on 5 December 2011 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Two original articles adressing hot-button issues were posted by Dana. The first, Climategate 2.0 in Context - Solar Warming, adresses a query from Rob Wilson to Tim Osborn in 2005 regarding the solar contribution to relatively recent global warming.  The second, Temporarily Frozen Planet, Permanently Frozen Objectivity, deals with a set of myths and misconceptions recently promulgated by Nigel Lawson, a British former conservative politician and journalist.  

Toon of the Week

 Kudos to jg, SkS's resident artist.

The Week in Review

 Here's a list of the articles posted on SkS during the past week.

Coming Soon

Here's a list of articles that are in the  SkS pipeline. Most, but not necessarily all, will be posted during the week. 

  • Nils-Axel Mörner is Wrong About Sea Level Rise (Dana)
  • The Monckton Maneuver (Rob Honeycutt)
  • 2011 AGU Conference Day One (Dana)
  • Farenheit 451 ppm (Sphaerica)
  • Understanding Solar Forcing (JSquared)
  • Bridging the Emissions Gap: A UNEP Synthesis Report (rustneversleeps)
  • RW Wood and the Greenhouse Effect (Eli Rabett)
  • Matt Ridley Wraps AGW Denial Assertions into one Easily-Swallowed Package (Larry Wade)

SkS in the News

Rob Painting's Arctic Sea Ice Hockey Stick: Melt Unprecedented in Last 1,450 years was re-posted on Climate Progress, which also referenced Dana's post Schmittner et al. (2011) on Climate Sensitivity - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky's Debunking Handbook is widly popular, with over 220,000 downloads in its first 5 days, and re-posts by countless websites, including DeSmogBlog, Think Progress, Daily Kos, Planet 3.0, ClimateBites, and many others.  The handbook has even been suggested for debunking other types of myths by Richard Dawkins and others.

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