2015 SkS Weekly Digest #1

SkS Highlights

Things I thought were obvious!, a repost article by the blogger known as And Then There's Physics or ATTP, drew the highest numbert of comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. ATTP's original post on his own blog has also attracted a high number of commenters including some members of the all-volunteer SkS author team. 

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El Niño Watch

The El Niño weather phenomenon is developing in Colombia, where it is causing a drought, Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies Institute, or IDEAM, weather forecasting and alerts director Cristian Euscategui said.

El Niño weather phenomenon affecting Colombia, officials say, EFE/Fox News Latino, Jan 2, 2015

Toon of the Week

2015 Toon 1 

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

However Sir David (Attenborough) is concerned that, despite the increasingly obvious scale of the threat climate change poses, leaders are not taking the matter as seriously as they should.

“Never in the history of humanity in the last 10 million years have all human beings got together to face one danger that threatens us – never.

“It’s a big ask, but the penalty of not taking any notice is huge,” he said.

Sir David’s comments come two days after a separate warning – on the dangers posed by the booming human population.

“It’s desperately difficult, the dangers are apparent to anybody,” he told The Independent.

David Attenborough: Leaders are in denial about climate change by Tom Bawden, The Independent, Jan 1, 2015

97 Hours of Consensus: Scientist of the Week

97 Hours of Consensus: Jennifer Francis

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Poster of the Week

2015 Poster 1

h/t to I Heart Climate Scientists

SkS Week in Review

Media Matters Posts about Environment & Science

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