2013 SkS Weekly Digest #19

SkS Highlights

KK Tung posted part 2 of his article, The anthropogenic global warming rate: Is it steady for the last 100 years?. It generated an ongoing discussion with Dr. Tung on the role of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) in global climate change.

Who is Paying for Global Warming? by Agnostic suammarizes the findings of Yang and Cui (2012) which details the funding and increased use of coal likely over the next decade.  

Toon of the Week

2012 Toon #19

H/T to Joe Romm's Climate Progress blog.

Quote of the Week

"It is symbolic, a point to pause and think about where we have been and where we are going," said Professor Ralph Keeling, who oversees the measurements on a Hawaian volcano, which were begun by his father in 1958. "It's like turning 50: it's a wake up to what has been building up in front of us all along."

Global carbon dioxide in atmosphere passes milestone level by Damian Carrington, The Guardian, May 10, 2013

The Week in Review

Coming Soon

In the Works

SkS in the News

The Skeptical Science one-liner myth rebuttals were posted by Climate Progress, Doug Craig's Blog, Jeff Weintraub, RenewEconomy, IBI Watch, and Tweeted by Carl Zimmer.

John Cook's request for climate blogs to Participate in a survey measuring consensus in climate research was posted by Jeff Masters, James' Empty Blog, Hot Topic, Yale Forum, Stoat, and HotWhopper.

Carbon Brief used several SkS resources in discussing the surface warming slowdown.

Gaham Readfearn used the SkS 'it's the sun' rebuttal to debunk denial from The Australian.

Suzuka University of Medical Science is using SkS resources on extreme weather in their exams.

Dana's Distinguishing Between Short-Term Variability and Long-Term Trends was referenced at HotWhopper.

Scholars and Rogues used SkS resources in showing how much heat the air and oceans can store.

Media Matters, the Columbia Journalism Review, and Slate's Bad Astronomy referenced SkS resources on CO2 as plant food in debunking nonsense from Happer and Schmitt at the Wall Street Journal.

The Aotearoa Independent Media Centre referenced SkS posts on continued global warming.

SkS Spotlights

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is a research centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The Institute was established in May 2008 with the support of philanthropists Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham, through their Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

The Institute's vision is a world in which climate change and other global environmental challenges are managed effectively to promote prosperity and well-being.

The purpose of the Institute is:

The Institute's principles are:

The Grantham Research Institute has five research programmes:

  1. Global response strategies;
  2. Green growth;
  3. Practical aspects of climate policy;
  4. Adaptation and development; and
  5. Resource security

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 12 May, 2013

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