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2015 SkS Weekly News Roundup: End of the Series

Posted on 11 July 2015 by John Hartz

As the title of this post indicates, the SkS Weekly News Roundup will no longer be produced for posting on the SkS website.

I will, however, continue to post links to articles about climate change and related matters on the SkS Facebook Page. I am currently posting links to 8 articles per day at 3 hour intervals. The Facebook format allows discussion of each article on its own comment thread. I invite you to participate in those forums. 

There are multiple reasons why I am discontinuing production of the Weekly News Roundup series:

  • I want to take on higher priority tasks (e.g. updating SkS Rebuttal articles).
  • It is virtually impossible to condense the volume of quality news articles about climate change into two documents per week.
  • Other entities (see below) produce free daily summaries of news articles and blog posts about climate change.
  • The SkS Facebook page is a better venue for posting links to articles, and posting on it is a less time-consuming process than is the production of a Weekly News Roundup.

If you like to get your news about climate change and related matters on a daily basis in the form of a broadcast email, here are some of the organizations that provide such a service for free:

In addition. you can sign up for daily emails from Google Alerts.

Thank you.

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  1. The SKS Facebook Page link doesn't go anywhere.

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    [JH] Glitch fixed. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

  2. Thanks John,

    I've enjoyed the weekly summaries but it has occurred to me that the time spent in compiling them is immense.  I for one appreciate the work that you have put into this site - it has been a wonderful resource for me and my students, and will contiunue to be so.


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    [JH] You're welcome.

  3. What a pity. But I see you have more things to do, John. Your newsletter was just a handy weekly update. I'm not on Facebook. So I will be missing something.

    Many thanks for all you do and have done, folks. Keep up the high spirit.

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  4. Thanks John, I've greatly enjoyed your efforts x

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  5. Thank you for all the valuable work you do, and all the long hours it requires.

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    [JH] You're welcome. 

  6. I want to tell my gratitude for all the work you did: it was one of the most important items for me here, apart for the other important ones :-) .. Since I do not use facebook, I am also very thankful for your links.

    Sks in general does a grat job in providing us small and big non climate scientist multiplicators with information so we can contain the spread of misinformation.

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    Moderator Response:

    [JH] You're welcome. I'm adding some new sections to the Weekly Digest to take-up some of the slack. Other new resources may also be added to the SkS website. Stay tuned.

  7. Thanks for the series, and all the other good work. I do appreciate the time and energy expended by the hosts of this site. Unfortunately since the Facebook page seems completely broken without javascript enabled, I doubt I shall visit there.

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    [JH] You're welcome.

  8. I fully understand the need to manage one's time but I probably won't be following via Facebook because it is so 'needy' of my attention. It is a Facebook issue that drives me nuts. Still, I appreciate the other three links.

    Like mushrooms after a rain, another denialist-lite paper came up on July 9 by Valentina Zharkova on Sun spots. An unfortunate choice of words has been picked up by the usual suspect news sites to claim we're headed towards a 'mini-Ice age.' Sad because the paper probably has merit but poor word-smithing means the misleaders will ride it for all it is worth. <SIGH>


    Bob Wilson

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  9. Bob, Hot Topic pointed out that Valentina Zharkova in an interview revealed she is a climate change denier.  See the transcript near the bottom of Sou's post at HotWhopper.  Good explanation of the reality is at And Then There's Physics, especially in the comments. See also Barton Paul Levinson's comments in the comment stream on the Rabbett Run post (but ignore that original post, because as its author says in the comments, it turns out that Zharkova's mention of "activity" means sunspots, not TSI).

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  10. Thank you for all the work of putting together this listing each week, its been a valuable resource.  However, we all have to prioritize, its life.  We do it and move on.  Along with your links above I would also like to share that once a week Mary Ellen Harte (biologist) puts together a blog on 'Huffington Post' called 'Climate Change this week' that is a long news listing, with links, of events that week.  Your readers may find it a valuable resource.  Also Peter Sinclairs 'Climate Crocks' series should be sampled every few days because its full of useful information.  Thanks again!

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    Moderator Response:

    [JH] You're welcome and thank you for adding two other resources for our readers to use. As I stated in a prior comment, we are in the process of finding a suitable replacement for the Weekly News Roundup. Stay tuned for further developments.

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