2015 SkS Weekly Digest #24

SkS Highlights

Dana's What you need to know about the NOAA global warming faux pause paper garnered the highest number of comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Dana extracts five key points from the NOAA paper, Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming hiatu, Thomas R Karl et al, Science. They are:

  1. Rapid Global Warming Continues
  2. The Surface Warming Slowdown is Probably Over
  3. The Most Common Denial Response: Conspiracy Theories
  4. The Adjustments Reduce Global Warming!
  5. The Adjustments are Important

El Niño Watch

Toon of the Week

2015 Toon 23 

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quotes of the Week

“Decarbonization by the end of the century may well be too late because the magnitude of climate change long before then will exceed the bounds of many ecosystems and farms, and likely will be very disruptive,” Kevin Trenberth, senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., said.

The goal is a step in the right direction, but not very meaningful considering greenhouse gas emissions need to be reduced dramatically within the next decade, well ahead of the G7’s timeline, Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, said.

“In my view, the science makes clear that 2050 or 2100 is way too far down the road,” he said. “We will need near-term limits if we are going to avoid dangerous warming of the planet.”

G7 Carbon Goal May Come Too Late, Scientists Say by Bobby Magill, Climate Central, June 9, 2015 

SkS in the News

John Cook's Denial 101 article and video, Busting myths: a practical guide to countering science denial, orignally posted in the Conversation has been reposted by numerous websites throughout the world.

SkS Spotlights

The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the ‘tyrannical’ exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?

Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate by John Vidal, Observer/Guardian, June 13, 2015 

Coming Soon on SkS

Poster of the Week

 2015 Poster 24

SkS Week in Review 

97 Hours of Consensus: Noah Diffenbaugh

97 Hours: Noah Diffenbaugh

Noah Diffenbaugh's bio page & Quote source

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 14 June, 2015

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