2013 SkS Weekly Digest #2

SkS Highlights

The YouTube video, 16 ^ more years of global warming by Kevin C clarifies how the interplay of natural and human factors have affected the short-term temperature trends, and demonstrates that underneath the short-term noise, the long-term human-caused global warming trend remains as strong as ever. In other words, the video throroughly debunks the myth that global warming magically stopped 16 years ago.

Toon of the Week

 2013 Toon 2

Rob Rogers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quote of the Week

"Not every summer will be hotter than the one before. In fact this year is markedly hotter than the last couple of years when we had relatively milder and wetter conditions.

"But what we are going to find on average is more of the hot extremes and faster increases in the future, over the next 10 and 30 years, that we have seen over the last 30 years - more hot extremes, more heatwaves and more extreme fire conditions.

"Climate scientists have been talking about these increases for more than 20 years in Australia. We are now seeing exactly what was predicted more than 20 years ago."

- Prof David Karoly. The University of Melbourne

Heatwave exacerbated by climate change: Climate Commission by Simon Lauder, ABC Radio Australia, Jan 12, 2013 

The Week in Review

Coming Soon

SkS in the News

Kevin C's awesome 16 more years of global warming video went viral, with re-posts on The Guardian, New York Times Dot Earth, Climate Progress, Scholars and Rogues, Planet 3.0, Climate Crocks, Earth the Operators Manual, DeSmogBlog, Carbon Brief, Open Mind, Hot Topic, New Anthropocene, The Earth Story, and Class: M.

The Huffington Post referenced the SkS Advanced climate sensitivity rebuttal in an excellent article on the subject.

Greg Laden, Australian science communicator Dr. Karl, and Southern Humanist endorsed SkS as the go-to climate myth debunking resource.

Several SkS blog posts were referenced as rebuttals to the 2012 Golden Horseshoe Awards (formerly the BS awards).

SkS Spotlights

The Australian Climate Commission was established to provide all Australians with an independent and reliable source of information about:

The Commission is made up of experts from a range of fields relevant to climate change and is not subject to Government direction. The Commission is also supported by a Science Advisory Panel. Read our full Terms of Reference.

Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 14 January, 2013

Creative Commons License The Skeptical Science website by Skeptical Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.