2013 SkS Weekly Digest #3
Posted on 20 January 2013 by John Hartz
The original Youtube video, 16 ^ more years of global warming created by Kevin C and narrated by Daniel Bailey has now been watched more than 33,000 times. A new version of the video with German voice-over has also been created and uploaded to the SkS-Youtube channel. Click here to access the German version.
Toon of the Week
Quote of the Week
"Our results suggest that if droughts continue at five- to 10-year intervals or increase in frequency due to climate change, large areas of the Amazon forest are likely to be exposed to persistent effects of droughts and corresponding slow forest recovery," Saatchi* said. "This may alter the structure and function of Amazonian rainforest ecosystems."
*Sassan Saatchi, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Megadrought Took Long-Lasting Toll on Amazon, Live Science, Jan 17, 2013
The Week in Review
- Ed Hawkins: Hiatus Decades are Compatible with Global Warming by Dana
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #3 by John Hartz
- Skeptical Science and social media - Ask not what SkS can do for you, but what you can do for SkS by Anne-Marie Blackburn
- Accumulated Cyclone Energy Questions and Answers by Klaus Flemløse
- Ridley, Murdoch, and Lomborg Attempt to Greenwash Global Warming by Dana
- Ocean Heat Came Back to Haunt Australia by Rob Painting
- 2012 Shatters the US Temperature Record. Fox, Watts, and Spencer Respond by Denying Reality by Dana
- Skeptical Science Upgrade by Sphaerica
- Was 2012 the Hottest La Niña Year on Record? (Dana)
- Subcap Methane Feedbacks. Part 4: Speculations (Andy S)
- Lessons From Past Predictions: Ridley vs. IPCC and Hansen (Dana)
- Glaciers still shrinking in 2011, how have skeptics have claimed the opposite? (MarkR)
- Non-English climate science (Ari Jokimäki)
- No alternative to atmospheric CO2 draw-down (Andrew Glikson)
- 2013 SkS News Roundup #4 (John Hartz)
- Lukewarmerism, a.k.a. Ignoring Inconvenient Evidence (Dana)
- Drost, Karoly, and Braganza Find Human Fingerprints in Global Warming (Dana)
- How We Know Cosmic Rays are Not Causing Global Warming, In One Simple Graph (Dana)
- Climate Scientists Erring on the Side of Least Drama (Dana)
- 16 years - Frequently Asked Questions (Kevin C)
SkS in the News
A new textbook, "Climate Change: What the Science tells us" by Charles Fletcher includes graphics from the SkS website. Fletcher is Associate Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii.
Fletcher's 1st edition of "Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us" places strong emphasis on the peer-reviewed literature in reporting the impacts of climate change on the ocean, terrestrial ecosystems, the water cycle, human communities, dangerous weather patterns, and potential future Earth systems. The text offers detailed discussion of greenhouse gases, oceanic and atmospheric processes, Pleistocene and Holocene paleoclimate, the human fingerprints of climate change, modeling climate, sea level rise, climate impacts on economic sectors, and dangerous weather patterns associated with climate change.
Fletcher offers the first real textbook to present the science surrounding climate change at the right level for an undergraduate student. His polished writing style makes this an entertaining read while the pedagogical support and organization helps students better identify and understand key concepts, ideas and terms. Each chapter is organized with learning objectives, student exercises, videos, scientific citations to promote further learning, and creative thinking problems to underpin classroom discussion.
For more information about this new textbook, click here.