2012 SkS Weekly Digest #35

SkS Highlights

As befitting an article about a milestone event in the Earth's rapidly changing climate system, Neven's  Why Arctic sea ice shouldn't leave anyone cold generated the most comments of the articles posted this past week.  Coming in a close second is Dana's Matt Ridley - Wired for Lukewarm Catastrophe. Dana's Realistically What Might the Future Climate Look Like? rounded out the top three.

Toon of the Week

2012 Toon 35

Broken Planet by Khalil Bendib created for Other Words 

Quote of the Week

"We must acknowledge that the debate over climate change, like almost all environmental issues, is a debate over culture, worldviews, and ideology." - Andrew J. Hoffman

Source: Climate Science as Culture War by Andrew J. Hoffman, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2012 [H/T to Daniel Graig's blog, Climate of Change]

Feedback Corner

Excluding SkS, Wikepedia, and the IPCC, what websites do you frequent in order to learn more about the science of climate change?

Anouncement of the Week

The American Meteorological Society released an updated Statement on Climate Change (also available here in pdf form), replacing the 2007 version that was in effect.  The statement provides a brief overview of how and why global climate has changed in recent decades and will continue to change in the future. It is based on the peer-reviewed scientific literature and is consistent with the majority of current scientific understanding as expressed in assessments and reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Global Change Research Program.


Blog Post of the Week

The Week in Review

Coming Soon 

SkS in the News

Daniel Bailey's Arctic Sea Ice Extent: We're gonna need a bigger graph was re-posted on Climate Progress, as was Dana's Realistically What Might the Future Climate Look Like?.

SkS Spotlights

AKSYON KLIMA PILIPINAS, or simply Aksyon Klima, is a dynamic and fast-evolving network of civil society organizations (CSO’s) in the Philippines that banded together to grapple more effectively with the serious threats posed by the global climate crisis on our highly vulnerable country and people. Although member organizations carry diverse perspectives and separate agendas for social, political, economic or environmental development, they share a common recognition that climate change is an urgent cross-cutting issue and work collectively to address climate concerns at various levels and in various arenas. 

Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 3 September, 2012

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