2013 SkS Weekly Digest #3

SkS Highlights

The original Youtube video, 16 ^ more years of global warming created by Kevin C and narrated by Daniel Bailey has now been watched more than 33,000 times. A new version of the video with German voice-over has also been created and uploaded to the SkS-Youtube channel. Click here to access the German version.

Toon of the Week

2013 Toon 3

Quote of the Week

"Our results suggest that if droughts continue at five- to 10-year intervals or increase in frequency due to climate change, large areas of the Amazon forest are likely to be exposed to persistent effects of droughts and corresponding slow forest recovery," Saatchi* said. "This may alter the structure and function of Amazonian rainforest ecosystems."

*Sassan Saatchi, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Megadrought Took Long-Lasting Toll on Amazon, Live Science, Jan 17, 2013 

The Week in Review

Coming Soon

SkS in the News

Kevin's 16 years video was re-posted on Daily Beast, Grist, Slate, Wunderground, Carbon Brief, A Few Things Ill Considered, Blue&GreenTomorrow, and Outerspacepi.

Dana's 2012 Shatters the US Temperature Record. Fox, Watts, and Spencer Respond by Denying Reality was linked on the Brad Blog.

The SkS rebuttal of global waming vs. climate change was referenced in an article by Greg Jericho on ABC Drum.

SkS Spotlights

A new textbook, "Climate Change: What the Science tells us" by Charles Fletcher includes graphics from the SkS website. Fletcher is Associate Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii.

Cover of Climate Change by Charles FletcherFletcher's 1st edition of "Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us" places strong emphasis on the peer-reviewed literature in reporting the impacts of climate change on the ocean, terrestrial ecosystems, the water cycle, human communities, dangerous weather patterns, and potential future Earth systems. The text offers detailed discussion of greenhouse gases, oceanic and atmospheric processes, Pleistocene and Holocene paleoclimate, the human fingerprints of climate change, modeling climate, sea level rise, climate impacts on economic sectors, and dangerous weather patterns associated with climate change.
Fletcher offers the first real textbook to present the science surrounding climate change at the right level for an undergraduate student. His polished writing style makes this an entertaining read while the pedagogical support and organization helps students better identify and understand key concepts, ideas and terms. Each chapter is organized with learning objectives, student exercises, videos, scientific citations to promote further learning, and creative thinking problems to underpin classroom discussion.

For more information about this new textbook, click here.  

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 20 January, 2013

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