2014 SkS Weekly Digest #3

SkS Highlights

Australia’s hottest year was no freak event: humans caused it generated the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. The article, authored by Sophie Lewis & David Karoly, was originally posted on The Conversation.

Toon of the Week

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Quote of the Week

"If scientists choose not to engage in the public debate, we leave a vacuum that will be filled by those whose agenda is one of short-term self-interest. There is a great cost to society if scientists fail to participate in the larger conversation — if we do not do all we can to ensure that the policy debate is informed by an honest assessment of the risks. In fact, it would be an abrogation of our responsibility to society if we remained quiet in the face of such a grave threat."

If You See Something, Say Something, Op-ed by Michael E. Mann, New York Times, Jan 17, 2014

SkS Week in Review

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SkS in the News

The SkS booklet, An Introduction to the Chemistry of Ocean Acidification is listed as an "additional Resource" on the Ocean Acidification webpage of the Smithsonian Institute's Oceans Portal of the National Museum of Natural History.

The TCP is explicitly cited in the essay, How do we know anything for certain? posted on the blog, Climate Change: Learning, Communicating, Acting.  

In his New York Times op-ed, If You See Something, Say Something, Michael E. Mann, Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University prominently cites the TCP.

U.S. Sen Shelton Whithouse (D-R.I.) used the Escalator and Where's global warming going graphics in remarks delivered during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Wokrs. Andrew Dressler, Prof of Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M University, also used the Escalator in testimony before the committee. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) referenced the TCP.

SkS Spotlights

The Oceans Portal is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Ocean Initiative. Together with the National Museum of Natural History’s Sant Ocean Hall and the Sant Marine Science Chair, the Ocean Portal supports the Smithsonian’s mission to increase the public’s understanding and stewardship of the Ocean.

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 19 January, 2014

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