2015 SkS Weekly Digest #44

SkS Highlights... Toon of the Week... Quote of the Week... He Said What?... SkS in the News... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... and 97 Hours of Consensus

SkS Highlights

2015: A Very Bad Year for the Global Warming Policy Foundation by Taminio (Open Mind) attracted the highest number of comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Global warming could be more devastating for the economy than we thought by Dana Nuccitelli (Climate Consensus - the 97%) and Interview with Gavin Schmidt by Roz Pidcock (Carbon Brief) each garnered the second highest number of comments. 

Toon of the Week

 2015 Toon 44

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

“We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,” said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study, which was published on Oct. 30 in the Journal of Glaciology. “Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica – there, we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.” Zwally added that his team “measured small height changes over large areas, as well as the large changes observed over smaller areas.” 

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses by Maria-José Viñas, NASA's Earth Science News Team, Oct 30, 2015

He Said What?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), candidate for the highest office in the land, thinks that climate change — a phenomenon widely accepted by the scientists who study it — is a religious belief.

“Climate change is not science. It’s religion,” Cruz told Glenn Beck on Thursday.

To back up his claim, Cruz pointed to the way we talk about climate change.

“Look at the language, where they call you a denier,” he said. “Denier is not the language of science … Any good scientist is a skeptic; if he’s not, he or she should not be a scientist. But yet the language of the global warming alarmists, ‘denier’ is the language of religion, it’s heretic, you are a blasphemer.”

Ted Cruz: ‘Climate Change Is Not Science. It’s Religion.’ by Samantha Page, Climate Progress, Oct 30. 2015 

SkS in the News

The Climate Consensus Project (TCP) is prominently cited in Ted Cruz: ‘Climate Change Is Not Science. It’s Religion.’ by Samantha Page, Climate Progress.

Coming Soon on SkS

Poster of the Week

2015 Poster 44 

SkS Week in Review

97 Hours of Consensus: Julienne Stroeve

97 Hours: Julienne Strove 


Julienne Stroeve's bio page & Quote source

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 1 November, 2015

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