2013 SkS Weekly Digest #34

SkS Highlights

John Cook's Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Closing the Consensus Gap generated the most buzz (number of comments) of the articles posted on SkS this past week. It is a summary of Cook's lengthier article, Closing the consensus gap: Public support for climate policy published by the prestigious Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. In both articles, Cook discusses the SkS paper Quantifying the Consensus and why there was a need for it

Toon of the Week

2013 Toon 34 


Quote of the Week

Overall, the President's remarks on the environment struck a strong note on climate change and clean energy. “Climate change is real. The planet is getting warmer. And you’ve got several billion Chinese, Indians, Africans and others who also want cars, refrigerators, electricity,” Obama said. “As they go through their development cycle, the planet cannot sustain the same kinds of energy use as we have right now.”

Obama Slams Dirty Energy Money In Congress: ‘Fossil Fuel Industries Tend To Be Very… Influential’ by Annie-Rose Strasser, Climate Progess, Aug 23, 2013

SkS Week in Review 

SkS Rebuttal Article Added

Gpwayne's Carbon Economics and the Cost of Inaction is a new 'basic' level rebuttal of the myth: "CO2 limits will damage economic growth."

Coming Soon

Down the road 

SkS in the News

The Cook et al. (2013) Consensus Project was discussed in a new Environmental Research Letters Perspective, History and future of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming.

The 97% consensus was also discussed in an article at The Conversation.

Colubia Journalism Review listed SkS in its 'required skimming on climate change'.

Global Warming is Real re-posted John Cook's Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Closing the Consensus Gap.

Wotts Up With that Blog used the SkS graphic of temperature vs. solar activity in comparing and contrasting early and late 20th century warming periods.

Chris Mooney at Mother Jones referenced Dana's Media Overlooking 90% of Global Warming.

HotWhopper referenced Dana's A Comprehensive Review of the Causes of Global Warming.

Carbon Brief referenced Kevin Trenberth's Global warming is here to stay, whichever way you look at it in discussing that claims of a global warming pause have had no impact on public opinion.

Doug Craig's Blog referenced Chris Colose's Toward Improved Discussions of Methane & Climate.

Think or Swim referenced Dana's A grand solar minimum would barely make a dent in human-caused global warming.

SkS Spotlights

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Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 25 August, 2013

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