2013 SkS Weekly Digest #22

SkS Highlights

The 5 characteristics of global warming consensus denial by John Cook and Dana created a buzz on the comment thread and was the most-viewed this past week. The folks in Deniersville are definitely not happy campers about any SkS article (or non-SkS article) that presents the findings of The Consensus Project in a positive light.  

Global warming is here to stay, whichever way you look at it by noted climate scientist Kevin Trenberth was the second-most popular article posted.  If you have not yet read it, you will want to do so It's comment thread also contains some valuable supplementary information. 

Toon of the Week

 2013 Toon 22

H/T to RealClimate

Quote of the Week

"The whole climatalogical system is being disrupted," said Shafqat Kakakhel, former deputy executive director of the U.N. Environment Programme and a leading voice on climate change in Pakistan. As temperatures continue to rise, he said, "you will either have monsoons too early or too much. It's happening in India, and it's happening in Pakistan."

Can Pakistan survive climate change? by Lisa Friedman, EnergyWire, E&E Publishing, May 28, 2013

Report of the Week

The first Global Tracking Report was released on May 28, 2013 at the Vienna Energy Forum. Compiled by experts from 15 organizations and led by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency, the report provides a comprehensive snapshot of the energy status of countries with respect to access, action on energy efficiency and renewable energy, as well as energy consumption. 

Note: This report is part of the UN initiative, Sustainable Energy for All

SkS Week in Review

SkS Rebuttal Articles Updated

Dana updated the rebuttal article, What do the CERN experiments tell us about global warming? by inserting a recent quote by Kirby and two relevant paragraphs from by Erlykin et al. (2013)

Dana also updated the article, What's the link between cosmic rays and climate change? by inserting a quote from Erlykin et al. (2013).

Coming Soon on SkS

In the Works

SkS in the News

The Consensus Project continued to be featured in many media articles, surpassing a total of 200 stories.

Climate Crocks also featured John Mason's Video: Lake El'gygytgyn, Pleistocene super-Interglacials and Arctic warmth and The last time carbon dioxide concentrations were around 400ppm: a snapshot from Arctic Siberia.

Several SkS resources were also featured in the maiden issue of the new climate magazine, ClimateState.

SkS Spotlights

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is leading a global initiative on Sustainable Energy for All to mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives to be achieved by 2030: providing universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. 

The objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative are threeold: 

1. Ensure universal access to modern energy services.

2. Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency. 

3. Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

The target year for attaining these objectives is 2030. 

To learn more about the objectives, click here

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 2 June, 2013

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