2014 SkS Weekly Digest #18

SkS Highlights

John Cook and Dana continue to stir the pot with their respective posts, The Quantum Theory of Climate Denial and The Australian quantum theory of climate denial. both articles have attracted the largest number of comments of the articles posted on SkS this past week. If you have not already done so, you will want to read both articles.  

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 18

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

"To be an activist is to plunge into the unknown and into a world where guarantees of results do not exist. On climate and the environmental crisis we don’t know how far we’ve already pushed the planet toward ecological Armageddon or what impact we actually have when we block coal trains, hold impassioned news events, or get arrested at the White House.

"So we guess, and there are two different ways we can guess wrong. The first is to overestimate our power to change what’s coming and to give people the 'false hope' Kingsnorth warns about. The second is to underestimate what is possible, to believe that we are less powerful than we actually are and to do less than we can. That’s the wrong guess that worries me more. Faced with a choice between disappointment or failing to do all that is possible, I don’t find the decision a hard one to make.

To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight by Jim Shultz, Yes Magazine/Common Dreams, Apr 30, 2014 

SkS in the News

In his Hot Topic blog post, Herald gives de Freitas platform to smear climate science, Ryan Walker cites Rob Painting's Is a Powerful El Niño Brewing in the Pacific Ocean?  

The SkS rebuttal article, How reliable are CO2 measurements? is the source of a graphic (plot of Global CO2 v Mauna Loa CO2 from 1980 thru 2009) inserted by Ryan Cooper in his article, This is a perfect example of why scientists don't vote Republican posted on The Week magazine. 

SkS Spotlights 

On April 28, The Globe & Mail* launched a series examining health repercussions for Canadians due to a changing climate. The articles published to date are:

*A Canadian media corporation based in Toronto.

SkS Week in Review 

Coming Soon on SkS 


Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 4 May, 2014

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