2014 SkS Weekly Digest #40

SkS Highlights

Nuclear power's role in mitigating manmade climate change and the willingness of Evangelical Christians to embrace the overwhelming body of scientific evidence of manmde climate change were the two hot topics on the comment threads of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Garnering the highest number of comments was How did the UK grid respond to losing a few nuclear reactors?, a guest post by Jani-Petri Martikainen. Attracting the second highest number of comments was Dana's Global warming: a battle for evangelical Christian hearts and minds.

Toon of the Week

 2014 Toon 40

h/t to Climate Change Guide

Quote of the Week

"There is today a climate movement as there was a civil rights movement and an antiwar movement and a women’s liberation movement and a gay rights movement — each of them much more than its component actions, moments, slogans, proposals, names, projects, issues, demands (or, as we say today, having grown more polite, “asks”); each of them a culture, or an intertwined set of cultures; each of them a political force in the broadest as well as the narrowest sense; each generating the wildest hopes and deepest disappointments. Climate change is now one of them: a burgeoning social fact."

Todd GitlinProfessor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University

A Change in the Climate by Todd Gitlin, The Huffington Post/TomDisptach.com, Oct 2, 2014

SkS in the News

In his Slate article, Climate Science Is Settled Enough, Raymond T. Pierrehumbert pulls no punches in critiquing the Wall Street Journal’s fresh face of climate inaction, Steve Koonin. In doing so, Pierrehumbert links to two SkS articles:

Dana' Guardian post, Social media event – 97 hours of climate experts on the global warming consensus is referenced and linked to in Lisa Song's InsideClimate News article, Scientists to Explain 'Climate at Your Doorstep' at New Online Hub

SkS Spotlights

 97 Hours - Peter Gleick

Coming Soon on SkS 

Poster of the Week

 2014 Poster 40 

SkS Week in Review

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 5 October, 2014

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