2014 SkS Weekly Digest #16

SkS Highlights

Peter Hatfield's video, The consequences of climate change (in our lifetimes), introduced by Rob Honeycutt, drew the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Dana's Climate contrarian backlash - a difficult lesson for scientific journals to learn attracted the second highest number of comments.

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 16

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

"So is the climate threat solved? Well, it should be. The science is solid; the technology is there; the economics look far more favorable than anyone expected. All that stands in the way of saving the planet is a combination of ignorance, prejudice and vested interests. What could go wrong? Oh, wait." 

Salvation Gets Cheap, Op-ed by Paul Krugman, New York Times, Apr 17, 2014

SkS in the News

In Why climate deniers are winning: The twisted psychology that overwhelms scientific consensus (Salon), Paul Rosenberg references Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature, Cook et al, 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. Rosenberg also cites Dana's Guardian article, Climate contrarian backlash - a difficult lesson for scientific journals to learn

SkS Spotlights

The World Climate Research Programme's (WCRP's) mission is to facilitate analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit and value to society. The two overarching objectives of the WCRP are:

  1. to determine the predictability of climate; and
  2. to determine the effect of human activities on climate

Progress in understanding climate system variability and change makes it possible to address its predictability and to use this predictive knowledge in developing adaptation and mitigation strategies. Such strategies assist the global communities in responding to the impacts of climate variability and change on major social and economic sectors including food security, energy and transport, environment, health and water resources.

The main foci of WCRP research are:

The World Climate Research Programme is sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.

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