2015 SkS Weekly Digest #17

SkS Highlights

Lomborg: a detailed citation analysis by CJA Bradshaw (ConservationBytes.com) attracted the highest number of comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Coming in second was Permafrost feedback update 2015: is it good or bad news? by Andy Skuce. 

We Heart Chris Mooney

On the week of Sept. 8, 2014, the Web site Skeptical Science launched an online campaign to emphasize the broad scientific agreement about climate change. It was called “97 hours of consensus,” and for each hour, the organizers put out a new statement from a climate scientist highlighting the scientific consensus — accompanied by tweetable cartoon images of each scientist.

The campaign was popular enough that organizers claimed to have reached “millions” online. A tweet from Barack Obama surely didn’t hurt:

Barak Obama's Tweet re the TCP

The campaign did indeed create a successful spike in online attention, say the authors of a new academic analysis that crunches vast amounts of Web data to compare how differently Twitter and the mainstream media handle the subject of climate change.

Why you shouldn’t only get your climate change news from the mainstream media by Chris Mooney, Energy & Environment, Washington Post, Apr 21, 2015

Toon of the Week

 2015 Toon 17

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

Tackling climate change should be a bipartisan effort and it requires "political will," said Obama, who pointed out that Republican president Theodore Roosevelt started the national parks system.

"Refusing to say the words 'climate change' doesn't mean that climate change isn't happening," said Obama, taking a jab at climate change deniers. "Protecting the one planet we've got is ... what we have to do for the next generation."

Obama visits Everglades to call for action on climate change by Andy Reid and William E. Gibson, Sun Sentinel, Apr 22, 2015 

SkS in the News

SkS's Where is Global warming Going? graphic is included in Matthew England's The climate ‘hiatus’ doesn’t take the heat off global warming posted on The Conversation.

Stephanie Kirchgaessner cites the TCP in her Guardian article, Conservative thinktank seeks to change Pope Francis's mind on climate change. She states:

A 2013 survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals found that 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.

SkS Spotlights

Selco Foundation photo of Indian women

The SELCO Foundation (India) envisions a socially sustainable society: we seek to create avenues for asset building, enhancement in quality of life and wealth creation that will uplift deprived sections of society through sustainable development solutions.

SELCO Foundation was officially registered on 5th October, 2010 as a public charitable trust, with the mission to:

1. Systematically identify diverse needs of underserved communities, understand and define the role of sustainability and energy in these communities.

2. Create and support innovative and sustainable solutions that positively impact well-being, education and livelihoods and work towards the alleviation of poverty.

3. Foster ecosystem development in the social sector through holistic thought processes in technology, finance, entrepreneurship and policy.

SELCO Foundation uses soft funding and flexible capital to develop robust and field-proven technological and financial models in the field of energy and sustainability. It aims to generate public awareness about these models, while also building the ecosystem for the creation and delivery of such solutions. The foundation supports replication and utilization of these models in other deprived regions of India and the world, thereby achieving greater leverage on resources. 

Coming Soon on SkS

Poster of the Week

2015 Poster 17 

SkS Week in Review

97 Hours of Consensus: Ann Henderson-Sellers

97 Hours: Ann Henderson-Sellers


Ann Henderson-Sellers' bio page & Quote source

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 26 April, 2015

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