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SkS Weekly Digest #30

Posted on 26 December 2011 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights

Dana's Updating the Climate Big Picture is effectively the SkS year-end, wrap-up of the status of climate change. In addition, Dana posted Foster and Rahmstorf Measure the Gobal Warming Signal, an in-depth review of Foster and Rahmstorf (2011). Rob Painting's Ocean Acidification Is Fatal To Fish is the second in his series of articles about  the impacts of ocean acidification.

Toon of the Week

 Toon of the Week #30

The Week in Review

A listing of the articles posted on SkS during the past week.


  • Climate change threshold nears for rapid increase in wildfires in Canada by John Hartz 
  • Peter Sinclair on Climate, Sun, and Cosmic Rays by Rob Honeycutt
  • Making Arctic Sea Ice Loss Real by Daniel Bailey
  • Updating the Climate Big Picture by Dana
  • Ocean Acidification Is Fatal To Fish by Rob Painting
  • The Media & Global Climate Science Communication by Brian Purdue
  • Foster and Rahmstorf Measure the Global Warming Signal by Dana
  • ?Coming Soon

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

    • UAH Misrepresentation Anniversary, Part 1 - Overconfidence (Dana)
    • UAH Misrepresentation Anniversary, Part 2 - Of Cherries and Volcanoes (Dana)
    • At last!   A thoughtful conservative perspective on climate (Tom Smerling)
    • Glaciers have retreated worldwide (MarkR)
    • Abrupt Climate Change - Causes (Agnostic)
    • More Muller Misinformation (John Bruno)

    SkS in the News

    The following reference to Sks was included in How to discuss climate change with your uncle during the holidays by Russel McLendon for Mother Nature Network.

    For a full list of responses to these and other climate claims, check out this 2009 report by the University of Oregon's Climate Leadership Initiative, this guide for "How to talk to a climate skeptic" by journalist Coby Beck, and this list of arguments and myths by Skeptical Science. A wealth of information about climate change can also be found at NOAA's as well as and

    Dana's Updating the Climate Big Picture was repost on Treehugger on Dec 22 with the headline, What's Settled & Unsettled in Current Climate Change Science?

    As is his wont, Joseph Romm plugged SkS at the end of Climate Progress's repost of How to Discuss Climate Change With Your Uncle During the Holidays

    JR:  For one-line and longer responses/debunkings of standard climate denier myths, the place to go is Skeptical Science.

    SkS Spotlights

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