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SkS Weekly Digest #7

Posted on 18 July 2011 by John Hartz

SkS Highlights...

Dr. Kevin Trenberth's original article, Tracking Earth’s energy: A key to climate variability and change for Skeptical Science was posted on Tuesday (Aussie time). On Thursday, another original article, Great Barrier Reef Part 3: Acidification, Warming, and Past Coral Survival by Dr. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg was posted, as was John Abraham's re-post from The Conversation, Monckton at odds with the very scientists he citesCarter Confusion #3: Surface Temperature Record Cherries, a cross-post from Tamino's Open Mind blog appeared on Sunday. 

Toon of the Week...

The Week in Review

During the past week, the 12 articles listed below were posted by SkS authors and guest authors.

The f-word: pH (Doug Mackie)

Tracking Earth’s energy: A key to climate variability and change (Kevin Trenberth)

Irregular Podcast 21 (Dan Moutal)

Visions of the Arctic (John Cook)

Reservoir Dogs (Doug Mackie)

Great Barrier Reef Part 3: Acidification, Warming, and Past Coral Survival (Ove H-G)

Thinning at the top, bulging at the waist, but another new hockey stick (AndyS)

Monckton at odds with the very scientists he cites (John Abraham)

Why Wasn't the Hottest Decade Hotter? (Rob P)

Always take the Weathering (Doug Mackie)

Citizen Science (Dawei)

Carter Confusion #3: Surface Temperature Record Cherries (tamino)

Coming soon...

Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: Wallace Broecker (Dana)

Milankovitch Cycles (Chris Colose)

China from the Inside Out (Rob H)

Le Chatelier not good enough for ocean acidification (Doug Mackie)

170 to 1 (Doug Mackie)

Henry the 8th I am (Doug Mackie)

Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: William Kellogg (Dana)

The Ridley Riddle: Part 1 (Andy S)

Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: IPCC FAR (Dana)

SkS Spotlights

Al Gore Announces New Campaign and Worldwide, ?24-Hour Event to Mobilize Climate Change Action

24 Hours of Reality event to be produced by The Climate Reality Project, formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Eric Young, 202-567-6823,

Washington, D.C. ? Today, The Climate Reality Project (formerly the Alliance for Climate Protection) announced a new global campaign to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis and mobilize citizens to help solve it.  The campaign kicks off with 24 Hours of Reality, a worldwide, live streamed event on September 14-15.

During the 24 Hours of Reality event, people all around the globe living with the impacts of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. From Tonga to Cape Verde and Mexico City to Alaska, the event will feature scientists, celebrities, business leaders and concerned citizens, along with former Vice President Al Gore. It will be broadcast live online over 24 hours, in 24 time zones and in multiple languages.

“The climate crisis knows no political boundaries. Ferocious storms and deadly heat waves are occurring with alarming frequency all over the world. We are living with the reality of the climate crisis every day. The only question is, how soon can we act?” said Vice President Gore.

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