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SkS Weekly Digest #31

Posted on 2 January 2012 by John Hartz

A Look Ahead

This is the final issue of the SkS Weekly Digest for calendar year 2011. Next week's issue will be first of the new 2012 SkS Weekly Digest series. It will contain a new section, Issue of the Week, designed to engage SkS readers in an open discussion of a specified topical  issue. The Coming Soon section will be enhanced to include a brief description of each article in the SkS pipeline in addtion to title and author. 

In your opinion, what other changes should be made to the weekly digest in order to make it more informative and useful to you?  

SkS Highlights

In his ususal no nonsense, analytic style,  Dana seperated the wheat from the chaff found in a recent news release by John Chritsy and Roy Spencer. Dana's hard-hitting article was posted in two-parts: UAH Misrepresentation Anniversary, Part 1 - Overconfidence and UAH Misrepresentation Anniversary, Part 2 - Of Cherries and Volcanoes.  The first part of Mark R's two-part retropsective article,  2011 Year in Review (part 1) , was posted and the second part will be posted this coming week.

Toon of the Week

Hank D and the Bee: Gray Hair = Green Mind

Toon of the Week #31

 Source: Joe Mohr's Cartoon Archive

The Week in Review

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

  • North American mammal evolution tracks with climate change by John Hartz
  • Science and Distortion - Stephen Schneider by Rob Honeycutt
  • 2011 Year in Review (part 1) by MarkR
  • Michael Mann, hounded researcher by Andy S
  • A thoughtful conservative perspective on climate by Tom Smerling
  • UAH Misrepresentation Anniversary, Part 2 - Of Cherries and Volcanoes by Dana
  • UAH Misrepresentation Anniversary, Part 1 - Overconfidence 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. 

    • Quantitating Extreme Heat Events (michael sweet)
    • Skepticism is a Two Way Street (Dana)
    • Skepticism About Lower Atmosphere Temperature Data (Dana)
    • 2011 Year in Review (Part 2) (MarkR)
    • Glaciers have retreated worldwide (MarkR)
    • Abrupt Climate Change - Causes (Agnostic)
    • More Muller Misinformation (John Bruno)

    SkS in the News

    Tom Smerling's A thoughtful conservative perspective on climate was highlighted on Barry Bickmore's blog.

    Climate Change Denial, Heads in the Sand was reviewed by Young Australian Skeptics.

    Climate Progress highlighted the Debunking Handbook.

    SkS Spotlights

    Joe Mohr's Cartoon Archive is not only the source of this week's Toon of the Week, but it has slo been the source of a number of others over the past few months.

    Joe produces environmentally themed cartoons for adults, weekly on Wend Magazine, Elephant Journal, Ecopolitology, Ecolutionist, and PlanetSave, and kids, (“Hank D. and the Bee”) every Thursday on Eco-SnobberySucks, EcoChild’sPlay and NaturalPapa.

    Joe also does occasional cartoons for Greenpeace, Center for Media and Democracy, Eat.Drink.Better., Millions Against Monsanto, and Conversational Shift. His cartoons are shared, reposted, and re-published all over the web and all over the world (most frequent countries re-posting Joe’s cartoons: France, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, The UK, Canada, Mexico, Belize, India and the U.S.).

    Joe is a hubby, daddy, bike lover, doodler/writer/painter, rookie beekeeper, traveler, aspiring children’s author/illustrator, and above average green bean grower.

    Follow Joe’s Cartoon updates on twitter at @GreenCartoons

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    1. Attenborough hits back at claims made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson that the BBC’s natural history series, Frozen Planet, lacked objectivity. Source: “David Attenborough: Frozen Planet was not alarmist about climate change”, The Guardian (UK), Jan 3, 2012 To access this informative article, click here.
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