2013 SkS Weekly Digest #42

SkS Highlights

In Science of Climate Change online class starting next week on Coursera, reknowned climate scientist, David Archer makes "an offer you cannot refuse" to all SkS readers. Check it out and take appropriate action.

Toon of the Week

 2013 Toon 42

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

"The tendency by many members of Congress to deny the reality of the government shutdown and the cost that would have accompanied a default on U.S. debt obviously mirrors the denial of the climate crisis and a refusal to recognize the cost of continuing to spew all this carbon into the atmosphere," (Al) Gore said Thursday. 

Al Gore Draws Parallels Between Budget Crisis And Climate Change Denial by Kate Shepard, The Huffington Post, Oct 17, 2013

SkS Week in Review

SkS Rebuttal Article Updated

Dana's Does the global warming 'pause' mean what you think it means? has been incorporated into the rebuttal to the myth IPCC admits global warming has paused.

Coming Soon on SkS 

 In the Works

SkS in the News

Sou at HotWhopper debunked Bob Tisdale's cherry picking and referenced Dana's Does the global warming 'pause' mean what you think it means?.

The Cook et al. 97% consensus was referenced by Chris Mooney at Mother Jones and Payson Roundup.

SkS Spotlights

Spurred by the Taliban's destruction of the 1600-year-old Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure heritage sites are available to future generations, while making them uniquely accessible today. CyArk operates internationally as a 501(c)3 non profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world's cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time. 

The CyArk Hazard Map presents the potentially devastating effects of seismic activity and climate change on our unique landscapes and legacies.

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 20 October, 2013

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