2015 SkS Weekly Digest #47

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

SkS Highlights

The Road to Two Degrees, Part One: Feasible Emissions Pathways, Burying our Carbon, and Bioenergy by Andy Skuce attracted the highest number of comments of the the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Exxon climate revelations are just part of a long history of science misinformation by John Cook garnered the second highest number and 2015 shatters the temperature record as global warming speeds back up by Dana the third. 

Toon of the Week

2015 Toon 47 

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quote of the Week

When the world heats up, economies around the globe will cool down. That's according to a new study which predicts that rising temperatures due to climate change will wreak havoc on economic output.

"Our best estimate is that the global economy as a whole will be 23 percent smaller in 2100 than if we would avoid climate change entirely," said co-author of the study Solomon Hsiang, an associate professor of public policy at the University of California Berkeley.

The study looked at the relationship between temperature and economic activity in 166 countries over a 50 year period. The findings indicate climate change will widen global inequality, perhaps dramatically, because warming is good for cold countries, which tend to be richer, and more harmful for hot countries, which tend to be poorer. In the researchers' benchmark estimate, climate change will reduce average income in the poorest 40 percent of countries by 75 percent in 2100.

Unmitigated Climate Change to Shrink Global Economy by Ben Gruber, Reuters/Climate Central, Nov 21, 2015

He Said What?

“I think probably everyone including negotiators from other countries understands that the president cannot appropriate money on his own,” said Oren Cass, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. “I think the larger concern is that faced with the choice of Paris collapsing without an agreement or saying ‘Yes, I’ll go find a way to get the money,’ U.S. negotiators will say, ‘Yes, we will find a way to get the money.’

“I think it’s very important that Congress acts first and says, to the world, ‘Let’s be clear, we will not appropriate that kind of money.'”

Senate Republicans Just Promised To Undermine The Paris Climate Negotiations by Samantha Page, Climate Progress, Nov 19, 2015

Coming Soon on SkS

Poster of the Week

2015 Poster 47 

SkS Week in Review 

97 Hours of Consensus: Pramod Aggarwal

 97 Hours: Pramod Aggarwal


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