2014 SkS Weekly Digest #37

SkS Highlights

97 hours of consensus: caricatures and quotes from 97 scientists by John Cook attracted the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. In addition, the 97 Hours campaign was widely acclaimed and promoted by numerous individuals and organizations throughout the world — see the SkS in theNews section of this Digest for details.

El Niño Watch

Long-term weather forecasters say it is now unlikely that a strong El Niño will develop this fall, dimming hopes in California for heavy rains that might bring relief from a severe drought.

In its latest monthly forecast, the federal Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Md., said that while there was still about a two in three chance that El Niño would develop, perhaps in the next two months, it would most likely be weak.

Hopes for a Strong El Niño Fade in California by Henry Fountain, New York Times, Sep 9, 2014

Toon of the Week

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Quote of the Week

Former NASA climatologist James Hansen has stated, "If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced ... to at most 350 ppm."

'We're Running Out of Time': UN Body Says Greenhouse Gas Levels at Record High by Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, Sep 9, 2014 

SkS in the News

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SkS Spotlights

 Michael Mann's Quote

Poster of the Week

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SkS Week in Review

Coming Soon on SkS

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 14 September, 2014

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