2012 SkS Weekly Digest #42
Posted on 22 October 2012 by John Hartz
Not content to debunk false assertions made by climate deniers, Dana and the SkS team decided to conduct a pre-emptive strike and pre-bunk a story we knew would be eventually be written by someone in Deniersville. The result is Misleading Daily Mail Article Pre-Bunked by Nuccitelli et al. (2012). Needless to say, it has drawn a considerable number of comments during the course of the past week.
Toon of the Week
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Quote of the Week
"The performance by developed countries in activating short-term financial commitments at the Copenhagen Climate Conference can only be described as extremely disappointing. This can only be defined that their action has failed the new additional test,"
Prime Minister Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Mr Hailemariam Dessalegn adressing the second annual conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa.
Source: Africa: Countries Asked to Take Climate Change Seriously, All Africa, Oct 20, 2012
Rebuttal Article Updates
Article: How much is sea level rising?
A new introductoy paragraph for both the Basic and the Intermediate versions of this article was authored by Dana The new paragraph is:
Gavin Schmidt investigated the source of the specific claim that tide gauges on islands in the Pacific Ocean show no sea level rise, and found that the data show a rising sea level trend at every single station. But what about global sea level rise?
This change was posted on Oct 16, 2012.
The Hadley Centre of the UK Meteorological Office has updated the current version of its temperature record, HadCRUT4, to include data up to the present. Updates to the HadCRUT4, UAH, and BEST data have now been incorporated into the SkS Temperature Trend Calculator.
The Week in Review
- 2012 SkS Weekly News Round-Up #6 by john Hartz
- The Climate Show #29 by Gareth
- Salby's ratio by Tom Curtis
- What Role Did the Arctic Storm Play in the Record Sea Ice Minimum? by Albatross
- The Future We All Want by Fabiano
- A workshop for educators on debunking misinformation by John Cook
- Misleading Daily Mail Article Pre-Bunked by Nuccitelli et al. (2012) by Dana
- New research from last week 41/2012 by Ari Jokimäki
- New research from last week 42/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
- Climate of Doubt and Escalator Updates (Dana)
- Global Dimming in the Hottest Decade (Rob Painting)
- Fred Singer - not an American Thinker (John Abraham and Dana)
- Big Oil and the Demise of Crude Climate Change Denial (Andy S)
- 2012 SkS News Roundup #7 (John Hartz)
- Drost, Karoly, and Braganza Find Human Fingerprints in Global Warming (Dana)
SkS in the News
This was a heavy week of SkS in the news.
Dana's Misleading Daily Mail Article Pre-Bunked by Nuccitelli et al. (2012) was re-posted by The Guardian, Newsvine, Sea Monster, and Environment Guru, Tweeted by George Monbiot, and was highlighted by Carbon Brief as one of the best debunkings of the Mail article.
John Cook's A comprehensive review of research into misinformation was summarized by Zachary Shahan at CleanTechnica.
Skeptical Science was also endorsed by Maggie Koerth-Baker at BoingBoing.
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