2014 SkS Weekly Digest #11
Posted on 16 March 2014 by John Hartz
Dana's GWPF* optimism on climate sensitivity is ill-founded attracted the highest number of comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Global warming not slowing - it's speeding up by James Wright drew the second highest number of comments. Coming in third was Climate change and sensitivity: not all Watts are equal by John Abraham.
*GWPF = Global Warming Policy Foundation, a UK anti-climate policy advocacy group.
Toon of the Week
h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists
Quote of the Week
"We need to understand where carbon goes, how much of it goes into the organic matter, how that affects the air-sea exchanges of CO2 and what happens to fossil fuel we have emitted from our tailpipes," said Siegal*. "Quantifying this carbon flux is critical for predicting the atmosphere's response to changing climates."
*David Siegel, Director of the Earth Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara,
Also see: A new study by a UCSB oceanographer assesses the role of the ocean’s biological pump in the global carbon cycle by Julie Cohen, Earth Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara, Mar 11, 2014
SkS in the News
U.S. Sen, Barbara Boxer (D-CA) stated the following in her article, Lessons From the Senate's Climate Change All-nighter, The Huffington Post.
"Ninety-seven percent of climate experts now say with virtual certainty that the planet is warming due mainly to human activities which have increased the amount of carbon pollution in our air. The level of scientific certainty on man-made climate change is about the same as the consensus among top scientists that cigarettes are deadly."
The SkS graphic, Where's the Global Warming going is embedded Melanie Fitzpatrick's article, Four climate change facts to keep the US Senate up all night posted on the RenewEconomy website.
Adnan Al-Daini begins his op-ed, Climate Change: The Science Is Robust, Accept it and Act with a reference to the SkS article, Skeptical Science Study Finds 97% Consensus on Human-Caused Global Warming in the Peer-Reviewed Literature.
In a blog post, The Skeptical Science Attack: Where My Professional World and My Vocation Converge, Jan Galkowski opines about the hack of SkS as detailed in the ongoing series of articles by Bob Lacatena.
Raveena Aulakh extensively quotes John Cook in her Toronto Star article, Tony Abbott: the boxer picking a fight with the environment
The TCP is referenced by U.S. Sen, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in his speech on the Senate floor during the course of the Up4Climate event hosted the Senate Climate Action Task Force. A video of the full session can be viewed courtesy of C-SPAN2, and is also searchable by speaker and keyword.
Graham P. Wayne links to the SkS rebuttal, Over 31,000 scientists signed the OISM Petition Project in his op-ed, Reject bogus Oregon-based survey on climate change posted on OregonLive.com.
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SkS Rebuttal Article Updated
The discussion of the Shindell results contained in Dana's article, GWPF optimism on climate sensitivity is ill-founded has been incorporated into the Advanced rebuttal to the myth 'climate sensitivity is low'.
SkS Week in Review
- 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #11 by John Hartz
- 30 US Senators Speak Up4Climate Science by Dana & Sarah
- A Hack By Any Other Name — Part 5 by Bob Lacatena
- Global warming not slowing - it's speeding up by James Wright
- Climate change and sensitivity: not all Watts are equal by John Abraham
- GWPF optimism on climate sensitivity is ill-founded by Dana
Coming Soon on SkS
- East African countries are dealing with the impacts of climate change (John Abraham)
- A Hack By Any Other Name — Part 6 (Bob Lacatena)
- Lessons from Past Climate Predictions: J.S. Sawyer in 1972 (Dana)
- The Debunking One-Pager (John Cook)
- Skeptical Science consensus paper voted ERL's best article of 2013 (John Cook)
- A Hack By Any Other Name — Part 7 (Bob Lacatena)