2012 SkS Weekly Digest #8
Posted on 27 February 2012 by John Hartz
Monckton's constant problems misreading - and consequently misrepresenting - the climate science literature is documented in detail in the three part post, Monckton Misrepresents Scientists' Own Work, collaboratively written by Dana, Alex C and Tom Curtis. As to be expected, this set of articles generated numerous comments. Uncertainty Is Not the Basis for Investment by JG also generated a lot of attention. Satellites find over 500 billion tons of land ice melting worldwide every year, headlines focus on Himalayas by Mark R may have set the SkS record for longest title a posted article.
Toon of the Week
Issue of the Week
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The Week in Review
A complete listing of the articles posted on SkS during the past week.
- Climate change models underestimate future temperature variability; food security at risk by John Hartz
- German translation of The Debunking Handbook by John Cook
- Monckton Misrepresents Reality (Part 3) by Dana, Alex C and Tom Curtis.
- Radiative Balance, Feedback, and Runaway Warming by Chris Colose
- Satellites find over 500 billion tons of land ice melting worldwide every year, headlines focus on Himalayas by Mark R
- Scafetta's Widget Problems by Dana and Dikran Marsupial
- Monckton Misrepresents Specific Situations (Part 2) by Dana, Alex C and Tom Curtis.
- Uncertainty Is Not the Basis for Investment by jg
- New research from last week 7/2012 by Ari Jokimäki
- Monckton Misrepresents Scientists' Own Work (Part 1) by Dana, Alex C and Tom Curtis.
A list of articles that are in the SkS pipeline. Most of these articles, but not necessarily all, will be posted during the week.
- DenialGate - Highlighting Bob Carter's Selective Science (Dana)
- New research from last week 8/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
- Greenhouse Effect Basics: Warm Earth, Cold Atmosphere (Tom Curtis)
- The Independence of Global Warming on Residence Time of CO2 (Dikran Marsupial)
- Wall Street Journal's "Gang of 16" misrepresents IPCC projections (keithpickering)
- The Certainty Monster vs. the Uncertainty Ewok (Dana)
- A Sunburnt Country (Glenn Tramblyn)
- The History of Climate Science - William Charles Wells (Doc Snow)
- Methane - Part 1 (Agnostic)
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