2013 SkS Weekly Digest #9

SkS Highlights

SkS founder and major domo, John Cook, posted three articles this week: (1)  Conspiracy Theorists Respond to Evidence They're Conspiracy Theorists With More Conspiracy Theories, (2)  Reality Drop - using social media to rapidly respond to climate misinformation, and (3) Why SkS withdrew from the Bloggies. The article about the Bloggies award garnered the most comments which provides Cook with a new set of behavioral data to analyze and report on.

Toon of the Week

2013 Toon #9

Quote of the Week

"We can bail out banks, we can bail out member states, but you cannot bail out climate," she* said. "If we just say we must extract all the fossil fuels that we can find in the world, then it's clear that it will not be possible to stay below the 2 degrees."

"Nobody is doing enough," added (Connie) Hedegaard. "Europe is not doing enough, the U.S. is not doing enough, China is not doing enough — all of us will have to do more."

Connie Hedegaard, EU Climate Commissioner: Obama Must Act On Global Warming Rhetoric by Lynne Peeples, The Huffington Post, Mar, 2013 

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SkS in the News

A new climate change textbook by Charles Fletcher uses several SkS graphics.

John Cook's Reality Drop - using social media to rapidly respond to climate misinformation was re-posted on Climate Crocks.  Skeptical Science's contribution to the project was also discussed on Mashable and DeSmogBlog.

Dana's Low emissions are no justification for Kansas scaling back renewables was re-posted on Climate Progress.

Skeptical Science's withdrawal from the Bloggie Awards was discussed by Leo Hickman at The Guardian.

Nuccitelli et al. (2012) was referenced in an article by Andrew Glikson in The Conversation which was re-posted by New Anthropocene and Renew Economy.

John Cook was interviewed by The Conversation about the hottest summer on record in Australia.

Denialism Blog and Huffington Post did nice posts about Recursive Fury.

John Cook's There is no such thing as climate change denial was discussed by the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Life, the Universe & Everything Else referenced the SkS database for Bob Carter.

The US Bureau of Land Management used The Escalator in a presentation at the annual National Western Mining Conference.

SkS Spotlight

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Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 3 March, 2013

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