2014 SkS Weekly Digest #12

SkS Highlights

The final two installments of Bob Lacatena's detailed account of the hack of the SkS website in early 2012 were posted during the past week. They are: A Hack By Any Other Name — Part 6 and A Hack By Any Other Name — Part 7 . If you haven't had the time to read all seven posts, you should definitely peruse Part 7 because it very nicely ties everything up. 

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 12

 h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

“We haven’t seen glaciers in the Rocky Mountains or the interior of British Columbia as small in several thousand years,” he* said. “They are rapidly converging on a configuration we haven’t seen in the record for a number of years.”

*Mike Demuth, research scientist and glaciologist with Natural Resources Canada

Glaciers in Western Canada still receding despite cold, snow by Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald, Mar 16, 2014

SkS in the News

Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature (John Cook et al, Environmental Research Letters) is referenced and linked to in:

The SkS article, Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature is linked to twice by Eric Zuesse in his article, Republicans Confident About Their Ignorance of Global Warming posted on BuzzFlash.com.  

In his skcd xkcd blog post, What if? Soda Sequestration Brandon Seah Randall Munroe links to the SkS article, Comparing emissions to CO2

The SkS rebuttal article, Is there a scientific consensus on global warming?, is referenced and linked to in:

SkS Spotlights

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest non-government general science membership organization and the executive publisher of Science, a leading scientific journal.

Its mission is “advance science for the benefit of all people.” Its goals include providing a voice for science on societal issues and promoting the responsible use of science in public policy. There may be no more pressing issue intersecting science and society than climate change and the What We Know initiative was born in response to that reality.

The What We Know initiative is dedicated to ensuring that three “R’s” of climate change communicated to the public.

The What We Know initiative will include outreach to scientists, economists, community leaders, policy makers and the public at large over the following months via meetings and media outreach.

To guide the What We Know initiative, AAAS convened a group of prominent experts in climate science to address the fact that many Americans still erroneously believe that the scientific community is divided on the issue and that Americans are largely unaware of the full spectrum of climate risks – both what is likely to happen and what might happen — that human-caused climate change presents to Americans now and in the future. 

SkS Week in Review 

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