2012 SkS Weekly Digest #2

Issue of the Week

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SkS Highlights 

"Katharine Hayhoe's labour of love inspires a torrent of hate"  by John Cook is this past week's "must read post." The SkS author team stands in solidarity with Katherine Hayhoe and other scientists who have been targeted by the extreme elements of the Climate Denial Spin Machine.

Toon of the Week 

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The Week in Review

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

  • Puget Sound, Under Threat From Ocean Acidification, Put on "Waters of Concern" List by Dana
  • Katharine Hayhoe's labour of love inspires a torrent of hate by John Cook
  • Arctic methane outgassing on the E Siberian Shelf part 1 - the background by John Mason
  • Gillett et al. Estimate Human and Natural Global Warming by Dana
  • U.S. 2011: The Wet Get Wetter, the Dry Get Drier by Tom Smerling
  • Climate and Sea Level: An Emerging Hockey Stick by Rog Honeycutt
  • Climate Change Denial and the Media - Banishment of Science Reality by Brian Purdue
  • Just Science app shows climate change is happening in pictures anyone can understand by Norenstein
  • Lean and Rind Estimate Human and Natural Global Warming by Dana & KR
  • New research from last week 1/2012 by Ari Jokimäki
  • 2011 Year in Review (part 2) by Mark R
  • 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.

    SkS in the News

    Zachary Shahan at PlanetSave re-posted Dana's Lean and Rind Estimate Human and Natural Global Warming with the following introduction:

    "The folks over at Skeptical Science recently put together a great summary post of a Lean and Rind paper on human and natural factors influencing global warming. The obvious conclusion was that humans are driving global warming. In particular, there’s no way solar activity, volcanic activity, and the El Niño Southern Oscillation are causing the warming. The first chart below says it all. But, for those who want more than a chart, I’m just going to repost the whole piece (click to enlarge any of the images or charts). Thanks to Skeptical Science for the great work they do on this front!"

    Bloomberg also referenced John Cook's post on Braganza's research on the human fingerprint in the seasons.

    SkS Spotlights

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    What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 250,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.

    Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 16 January, 2012

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