2015 SkS Weekly Digest #49

SkS Highlights... Toon of the Week... Quote of the Week... New Rebuttal Article Added... Coming Soon on SkS... SkS in the News... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... 97 Hours of Consensus...

SkS Highlights 

How much does animal agriculture and eating meat contribute to global warming? by Dana generated the most comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. Scientists' open letter to the Wall Street Journal re: Ridley and Peiser , reposted from the Climate Feedback website garnered the second highest number comments.

Toon of the Week

2015 Toon 49 

Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists

Quotes of the week

Marcia McNutt, a former U.S. Geological Survey director and Science magazine editor who is about to become the head of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, can't say enough about the importance of the pope's message.

"You can argue the science until cows come home, but that just appeals to people's intellect," McNutt said. "The pope's argument appeals to someone's heart. Whenever you appeal to someone's heart that's a much more powerful message."

Scientists enlist the big gun to get climate action: Faith by Seth Borenstein, AP (Associated Press), Dec 5, 2015

Laurence Tubiana, the French envoy for the talks, said: “We could have been better, we could have been worse. The job is not done, we need to apply all intelligence, energy, willingness to compromise and all efforts to come to agreement. Nothing is decided until everything is decided.” 

Paris climate change talks yield first draft amid air of optimism by Lenore Taylor & Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, Dec 5. 2015

SkS in the News

In his Slate article, Researchers: Exxon, Koch Family Have Powered the Climate-Denial Machine for Decades, Eric Holthaus states:

John Cook, whose website skepticalscience.com has become a de-facto clearinghouse for exposing climate denial memes, called Farrell’s research a “crucial piece of the puzzle.” 

New Rebuttal Article Added

Dana's How much does animal agriculture and eating meat contribute to global warming? is the new rebuttal to the myth 'animal agriculture and eating meat are the biggest causes of global warming.'  It's available at the short URL sks.to/meat

Coming Soon on SkS

Poster of the Week

2015 Poster 49 

SkS Week in Review 

97 Hours of Consensus: Thomas Stocker

 97 Hours: Thomas Stocker

Quote derived with author's permission from:

"[Climate change] challenges the two primary resources of humans and ecosystems, land and water. In short, it threatens our planet, our only home."

Thomas Stocker's bio page

Posted by John Hartz on Sunday, 6 December, 2015

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