2012 SkS Weekly Digest #8

SkS Highlights

Monckton's constant problems misreading - and consequently misrepresenting - the climate science literature is documented in detail in the three part post, Monckton Misrepresents Scientists' Own Work, collaboratively written by Dana, Alex C and Tom Curtis. As to be expected, this set of articles generated numerous comments. Uncertainty Is Not the Basis for Investment by JG also generated a lot of attention. Satellites find over 500 billion tons of land ice melting worldwide every year, headlines focus on Himalayas by Mark R may have set the SkS record for longest title a posted article.

Toon of the Week

 Cartoo about Rising Sea Levels

Issue of the Week

SkS plans to create an inventory of similar websites that provide quality and timely information about manmade climate change and its consequences. In this context, what are the top five sites (in addtion to SkS itself) that you regularly go to for such information? To help us put your listing into perspective, also please tell us what country you reside in.

The Week in Review

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

 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 Spotlights 

DeSmogBlog exists to clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science on climate change.

An overwhelming majority of the world’s climate scientists agree that the globe is warming - the world's climate is changing - and that the indiscriminate burning of fossil fuels is to blame. We know that the risks are incalculable and, increasingly, we understand that the solutions are affordable.

Unfortunately, a well-funded and highly organized public relations campaign is poisoning the climate change debate. Using tricks and stunts that unsavory PR firms invented for the tobacco lobby, energy-industry contrarians are trying to confuse the public, to forestall individual and political actions that might cut into exorbitant coal, oil and gas industry profits. DeSmogBlog is here to cry foul - to shine the light on techniques and tactics that reflect badly on the PR industry and are, ultimately, bad for the planet.

Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 27 February, 2012

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