2014 SkS Weekly Digest #35

SkS Highlights

Michael J.I. Brown's guest post, What I learned from debating science with trolls attracted the highest number of comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Many commenters provided their own example of lessons learned. The post and the commentary make for very interesting reading indeed.

Generating the second highest number of comments was Athabasca Glacier: a tragic vanishing act by Andy Skuce.  Coming in a strong third was John Abraham's US State Department underestimates carbon pollution from Keystone XL.

El Niño Watch

Pacific watch: Is El Niño finding its second wind? by Roz Pidcock, The Carbon Brief, Aug 22, 2014 

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 35

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week 

Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), which is hosting the gathering, said there is "overwhelming" evidence that climate change endangers health. “Solutions exist and we need to act decisively to change this trajectory,” she said.

Act now on climate change or face growing health risks - UN by Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Aug 27, 2014

SkS in the News

In her Hot Whopper blog post, Denier weirdness: 97% irony - deniers deny the science about the science, Sou skewers some of the nonsense eminating from Deniersville about Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature, Cook et al, 2013, Environmental Research Letters.

In his blog post, Climate change conspiracy theories and the ABC radio interview with John Cook that never was, Graham Readfearn details how a bogus stary about John Cook came about. At the end of the day, two prominent Australian climate deniers wound up eating crow.

SkS Spotlights

This past week, The Washington Post published a series of editorials on the "existential threat" of climate change. The headline of each editorial begins with the phrase "A climate for Change." In order of date of publication, the editorials are:  

Poster of the Week


SkS Week in Review 

Coming Soon on SkS

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 31 August, 2014

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