2014 SkS Weekly Digest #10

SkS Highlights

If you like the Sunday funnies, you'll love, Cartoon: the climate contrarian guide to managing risk, cartoon by John Cook and text by Dana and John Cook. Needless to say, it generated the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. The Extraordinary UK Winter of 2013-14: a Timeline of Watery Chaos by John Mason drew the second highest number of comments. Coming in third was The Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine is wrong to endorse Keystone XL by Andy Skuce.

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 10

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

"We expect that doubling CO2 and doubling it again will cause dramatic climate change for the same reason we expect day to be warmer than night, summer warmer than winter, and Miami warmer than Minneapolis. It’s not because of computer models, and it’s not because this January was the fourth warmest on record. It’s because when you add heat to things, they change their temperature."

Cause and Effect, by Scott Denning, Climate Change National Forum. Mar 2, 2014

SkS in the News

The Economist article, Who pressed the pause button? includes the results of Cowtan and Way (2014).

The Skeptical Science Mobile App via iTunes is posted on Game Debate.

Confessions of a MOOC Addict by John Cook is psted on the Huffington Post.

In Navigating Climate Science Denialism: Resources for you Greg Laden touts both the SkS website and The Debunking Handbook via the article, Debunk me! “Lean, mean and easy to read …”.. Laden also links to The Consensus Project (TCP) in his post Denying Climate Science in Multiple Dimensions.

Doug Graig links to both the The Consensus Project (TCP) website and to Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature in his blog post, Human fingerprint of climate change.

Five proven strategies to bust unsubstantiated myths by John Cook & Kate Hannah is posted on the Global Cliamte Intsitute website. 

In his Huffington Post article, Through the Climate Portal: Humanity's Tragic Flaw, David Golstein links to the Hirsoshima Widget.

Denise Robbins links to the SkS rebuttal, Over 31,000 scientists signed the OISM Petition Project in her Media Matters for America article, Who Is Patrick Moore? A Look At The Former Greenpeace Member's Industry Ties And Climate Denial.

In his All Voices blog post, Volcanic eruptions contribute to global warming 'pause', Rober Myles cites Dana's SkS article, Does the global warming 'pause' mean what you think it means?

SkS Spotlights

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Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 9 March, 2014

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