2012 SkS Weekly Digest #38

SkS Highlights

Judging from the plethora of comments it generated, the posting of Dana's PBS False Balance Hour - What's Up With That? was akin to stirring up the proverbial hornet's nest. John Cook's SkS: testimony to the potential of social media and the passion of volunteers was the second most commented upon article. The SkS Weekly News Round-Up made its maiden voyage as well.

Toon of the Week


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Quote of the Week

"As the sea ice retreats in summer the ocean warms up (to 7C in 2011) and this warms the seabed too. The continental shelves of the Arctic are composed of offshore permafrost, frozen sediment left over from the last ice age. As the water warms the permafrost melts and releases huge quantities of trapped methane, a very powerful greenhouse gas so this will give a big boost to global warming." - Peter Wadhams

Source: Arctic expert predicts final collapse of sea ice within four years by John Vidal, The Guardian, Sep 17, 2012

The Week in Review 

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SkS in the News

This was a big week for SkS in the News.

Dana's PBS False Balance Hour - What's Up With That? was reposted by Climate Progress, Climate Crocks, and What's Up With Watts, and linked by Media Matters.

John Mason's Record Arctic Sea-ice minimum 2012 declared - it's the Silly Season! was reposted by Hot Topic and Neven's Arctic Sea Ice Blog.

Dana's Vanishing Arctic Sea Ice: Going Up the Down Escalator was used by Andrew Revkin at the New York Times.

Dana's Record Arctic Sea Ice Melt to Levels Unseen in Millennia was linked by Jeff Masters at Wunderblog, as was the rebuttal to the Antarctica is gaining ice myth.

Spencer Michels at PBS also generally endorsed SkS as a useful resource for debunking 'skeptic' climate myths.

SkS Spotlights

The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) was launched in 2008, in response to a perceived need for collaboration across providers of science-related climate research and services, and for mechanisms to facilitate interactions with end-users.

NZCCC activities to date have included:

For a summary of NZCCC outputs and activities to date, including draft plans for the future, click here.

Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 24 September, 2012

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