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SkS Weekly Digest #6

Posted on 11 July 2011 by John Hartz

SkS Exclusive...

Dr. Kevin Trenberth has written an original article, Tracking Earth’s energy: A key to climate variability and change for Skeptical Science. It will be published this week.

News Bites...

News articles that caught the editor's eye during the week.

  • Climate Change Gridlock: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part 1) National Radio Project
  • Selling Nature to Save Nature, and Ourselves IPS
  • What part will fire play in a warmer future Planet Save
  • ?Network Turns Teachers Into Environment Advocates IPS
  • World War II Bombing Raids Offer New Insight Into the Effects of Aviation On Climate Science Daily
  • Millions of African Climate Refugees Desperate for Food, Water ENS
  • Aging Satellites May Lose Focus on Oceans and Climate Scientific American 
  • Rising Temperatures Melting Away Global Food Security IPS
  • Climate Change May Pose Biggest Security Threat IPS
  • The Week in Review...

    During the past week, the 13 articles listed below were posted by SkS authors and guest authors.

  • OA not OK: The f-word: pH by Doug Mackie
  • The Medieval Warm(ish) Period In Pictures by Rob Painting
  • Climate Solutions by Rob Painting by Rob Painting
  • Tales of the Cryosphere Kid by Daniel Bailey
  • OA not OK: Wherever I lay my shell, that's my home by Doug Makie
  • Climate Solutions by dana1981
  • Great Barrier Reef Part 2: Climate Change Impacts by Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
  • Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: Syun-Ichi Akasofu by Dana
  • History Matters: Carbon Emissions in Context by Stefan Lewandowsky
  • Over the tipping point by Steve O'Connor
  • The Last Interglacial Part Two - Why was it so warm? by Steve Brown
  • A not OK: Thermodynamic duo by Doug Mackie
  • Trouble Brewing in the North by Mark R
  • Coming soon...

    • Great Barrier Reef Part 3: Acidification, Warming, and Past Coral Survival by Ove Hoegh-Guldberg
    • Tracking Earth’s energy: A key to climate variability and change (Kevin Trenberth)
    • Milankovitch Cycles (Chris Colose)
    • Reservoir Dogs (Doug Mackie)
    • Why Wasn't the Hottest Decade Hotter? (Rob Painting)
    • Thinning at the top, bulging at the waist, but another new hockey stick (Andy S)
    • Citizen Science (Dawei)

    • Always take the Weathering (Doug Mackie)
    • Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: Wallace Broecker (Dana)
    • Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: William Kellogg (Dana)

    SkS Spotlights...

    Here's another "knock your socks off" interactive website: Climate Connections: A Global Journey by NPR. This site is similar to the one developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists highlighted in last week's edition of the weekly digest.

    Toon of the week...

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    1. Final link of news bites is broken. It ought to go here.
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    2. Look forward to the upcoming articles. And I really like that 'toon. It explains the consequences of the short-term profit mentality quite well.
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    3. Check out UAH channel 5: Lower troposphere temperatures just matched the record (for the date) set in 2010. This despite us coming out of a major La Nina. I thought we were headed for a GCR induced Svensmark Ice Age. Didn't he claim that global warming stopped in 2009? Looks like he was wrong and James Hansen right about 2012 as the next record year. What a surprise.
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    4. EDITORS ATTENTION NEEDED! The link in your "News Bites" section that says "Climate Change May Pose Biggest Security Threat" does not go to the correct URL. Instead of linking to the intended article, it links to a Skeptical Science blog-editing page which needs an administrative password.
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      [dana1981] Thanks to you and Byron Smith for the correction.  Link fixed.

    5. To whom it may concern, there appears to be a mixed up link in News bites thus:- "Millions of African Climate Refugees Desperate for Food, Water" currently links to Science Daily story ;'Fire to Become Increasingly Important Driver of Atmospheric Change in Warming World' I believe the correct link to be:-
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