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SkS Weekly Digest #29

Posted on 19 December 2011 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

In the article with the puzzling title, Infrared Iris Never Bloomed, Dana skilfully debunks the hypothesis set forth by Lindzen et al. in  Does the Earth Have an Adaptive Infrared Iris? published in 2001. Rob Painting's Ocean Acidification: Corrosive waters arrive in the Bering Sea is the first in a new three-part series on recent findings about the impacts of global warming's evil twin, ocean acidification. Jim Powell concluded his three-part answer to the question,  "Is there a case against human-caused global warming in the peer-reviewed literature?" with the posting of Part 3.

Toon of the Week

The Last U.S. Poll on Climate Change

 Toon of the Week #29

Source: Joe Mohr's Cartoon Archive

The Week in Review

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

  • Arctic settles into new phase – warmer, greener, and less ice by John Hartz
  • NASA: Climate Change May Bring Big Ecosystem Changes by John Hartz
  • Latest summary confirms death of Chacaltaya glacier, and acceleration of global glacier shrinkage in the 2000s by Mark R
  • The End of the Hothouse by John Mason
  • Is there a case against human-caused global warming in the peer-reviewed literature? Part 3 by Jim Powell
  • Ocean Acidification: Corrosive waters arrive in the Bering Sea by Rob Painting
  • Infrared Iris Never Bloomed by Dana
  • Coming Soon

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

    • Foster and Rahmstorf Measure the Global Warming Signal (Dana)
    • The Media and Global Climate Science Communication (Brian Purdue)
    • Ocean Acidification Is Fatal To Fish Larvae (Rob Painting)
    • Updating the Climate Big Picture (Dana)
    • Making Arctic Sea Ice Loss Real (Daniel Bailey)
    • Abrupt Climate Change - Causes (Agnostic)
    • More Muller Misinformation (John Bruno)

    SkS in the News

    Skeptical Science was highlighted in Climate Progress' search for the best climate and energy blog posts of 2011.

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