2012 SkS Weekly Digest #41

SkS Highlights

Nuccitelli et al. (2012) Show that Global Warming Continues reports on a new paper in press at Physics Letters A by a team of Skeptical Science authors and oceanography expert John Church. The paper was produced by a collaborative international effort of  an American (Dana Nuccitelli), a Canadian (Robert Way), a New Zealander (Rob Painting), and two Australians (John Cook and John Church).

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2012 Toon 41

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Donal McCarthy says that when compared to some global expenditures the $76bn price tag is a small price to pay.

"These are just a fraction of what we as consumers spend on soft drinks each year which is almost half a trillion dollars - the total required for species and sites is less than half of what is paid out in bonuses to bankers on Wall street's biggest investment banks," he explained.

Source: Scientists say billions required to meet conservation targets by Matt McGrath, BBC News, Oct 12, 2012

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SkS in the News

Skeptical Science was featured as one of the 100 Global Sustain Ability Leaders by ABC Carbon.

Dana's Nuccitelli et al. (2012) Show that Global Warming Continues was re-posted at PlanetSave and Environmental Guru, and tweeted by Heidi Cullen and Carl Zimmer.

Dana's Nate Silver's Climate Chapter and What We Can Learn From It was re-posted at Climate Progress.

Rob Painting's Jerry Mitrovica: Current Sea Level Rise is Anomalous. We've Seen Nothing Like it for the Last 10,000 Years was tweeted by Michael Mann and D.R. Tucker.

John Cook's Skeptical Science Android App update was re-posted by the NHC Blackberry Alliance.

Several SkS rebuttals were featured in a post at The Way Things Break.

SkS Spotlights

Interfaith Moral Action on Climate was formed at a meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 3, 2011. This meeting was attended by representatives of 30 predominantly religious and interfaith groups, many of which are our current endorsers. We came together as a collaborative initiative of religious leaders, groups and individuals in response to the pressing need for more visible, unified, prophetic action to address the climate crisis.

View this extensive list of Climate Change Statements from World Religions on the website of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.

An Interfaith Statement on Climate Change was submitted by representatives of religions around the world at the COP17 UN Conference on Climate Change, Durban, South Africa.

Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 15 October, 2012

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