2012 SkS Weekly Digest #7
Posted on 20 February 2012 by John Hartz
Denialgate* captured the rapt attention of people thoughout the world who closely follow climate science news, especially via electonic media. SkS authors posted three investigative articles on the matter.
*Denialgate: revelations about the Heartland Institute's ongoing propaganda war on climate science and climate scientists. (The Heartlnd Institute is an arch-conservative, US "think-tank" located in Chicago, Illinois.) DeSmog Blog broke the story with the posting of Heartland Insider Exposes Institute's Budget and Strategy on Valentine's Day, Feb 14.
Toon of the Week
Issue of the Week
Should the SkS Comment Policy be amended to explicitly prohibit the hi-jacking of a comment thread by an individual commentator?
The Week in Review
A complete listing of the articles posted on SkS during the past week.
A list of articles that are in the SkS pipeline. Most of these articles, but not necessarily all, will be posted during the week.
- Monckton Misrepresents Scientists' Own Work: Part 1 (Dana, Alex C, Tom Curtis)
- New research from last week 7/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
- Uncertainty is not the basis for investment (jg)
- Monckton Misrepresents Specific Situations: Part 2 (Dana, Alex C, & Tom Curtis)
- Satellites find over 500 billion tons of land ice melting worldwide every year, headlines focus on Himalayas (Mark R)
- Monckton Misrepresents Reality: Part 3 (ana, Alex C, Tom Curtis)
- The Independence of Global Warming on Residence Time of CO2 (Dikran Marsupial)
- Scafetta's Widget Problems (Dana)
- The Certainty Monster vs. the Uncertainty Ewok (Dana)
SkS in the News
An Ethical Analysis of the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign is a four-part analysis by Donald A. Brown, Associate Professor, Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law, at Penn State University (USA).
The purpose of the series has been to distinguish between responsible scientific skepticism, an approach to climate change science that should be encouraged, and the tactics of the climate change disinformation campaign, strategies deployed to undermine mainstream climate change science that are often deeply ethically offensive.
This series makes particualry interesting reading in light of the Denialgate affair discussed in the first section of this digest.