2013 SkS Weekly Digest #24

SkS Highlights

On May 15, the peer-reviewed paper, Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature was published in the scientific journal, Environmental Research Letters (ERL). The paper presents The Consensus Project (TCP) – a survey of over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers by our volunteer, citizen science team at Skeptical Science. The analysis  found a 97% consensus among papers taking a position on the cause of global warming in the peer-reviewed literature that humans are responsible. 

Since its online publication, Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature has been downloaded more times than any other paper in ERL history, over 54,000 times. 

Toon of the Week

2013 Toon 24

H/T to I Heart Climate Scientists Facebook page. 

Quote of the Week

Globally, the direction we are on is not the right one. If it continues, the increase would be as high as 5.3 degrees – and that would have devastating effects on all of us. - Fatih Briol, IEA

Two-thirds of energy sector will have to be left undeveloped, Bonn conference told by Frank McDonald, June 12, 2013, The Irish Times 

Report of the Week

World Energy Outlook Special Report, Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on June 10, 2013. This new IEA report presents the results of a 4-for-2 °C Scenario, in which four energy policies are selected that can deliver significant emissions reductions by 2020, rely only on existing technologies and have already been adopted successfully in several countries.

SkS Week in Review

Coming Soon on SkS

In the Works

SkS in the News

Take Part and Yahoo News posted a John Cook Op-Ed on the phony climate debate.

Dana's Heartland's Chinese Academy of Sciences Fantasy was re-posted on ClimateProgress.

Phil Plait at Slate's Bad Astronomy used several SkS resources to debunk climate zombie myths. 

SkS Spotlights

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond.

Founded in response to the 1973/4 oil crisis, the IEA’s initial role was to help countries co-ordinate a collective response to major disruptions in oil supply through the release of emergency oil stocks to the markets.

While this continues to be a key aspect of its work, the IEA has evolved and expanded. It is at the heart of global dialogue on energy, providing authoritative and unbiased research, statistics, analysis and recommendations.

Today, the IEA’s four main areas of focus are:

Posted by John Hartz on Monday, 17 June, 2013

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