2013 SkS Weekly Digest #41
Posted on 13 October 2013 by John Hartz
To no one's suprise, gpwayne's Why climate change contrarians owe us a (scientific) explanation generated the most comments of the articles posted this week. John Cook's SkS social experiment: using comment ratings to help moderation also created a buzz - primarily because it was designed to solicit feedback. Rounding out the top three comment generating articles was John Mason's A rough guide to the components of Earth's Climate System.
Toon of the Week
Quote of the Week
“You can’t afford being a climate skeptic, living in the Arctic,” said Johan von de Gronden, chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund in the Netherlands.
Climate change concerns loom at Arctic conference by Ben Anderson, Alaska Dispatch, Oct 12, 2013
SkS Week in Review
- Ocean In Critical State from Cumulative Impacts by John Hartz
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #41B by John Hartz
- Why climate change contrarians owe us a (scientific) explanation by gpwayne
- Global warming – a world of extremes and biological hotspots by John Abraham
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #41A by John Hartz
- SkS social experiment: using comment ratings to help moderation by John Cook
- A rough guide to the components of Earth's Climate System by John Mason
Coming Soon on SkS
- Consensus study most viewed paper in all Institute of Physics journals(John Cook)
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42A(John Hartz)
- What the new IPCC report says about sea level rise (Freya Roberts)
- Two degrees: how we imagine climate change (David Holmes)
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42B(John Hartz)
- Why trust climate models? It’s a matter of simple science (Scott K Johnson)
- Time to change how the IPCC reports? (Kevin Trenbeth)
- Double Standard on Internal Variability (tamino)
- 2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #42C(John Hartz)
In the Works
- The 2012 State of the Climate is easily misunderstood (MarkR)
- How did Ancient Coral Survive in a High CO2 World? (Rob Painting)
- Moncking up the Numbers (Rob Honeycutt)
- The Sun Has Cooled, So Why Are The Deep Oceans Warming? (Rob Painting)
- John Christy and Precipitation (Klaus Flemløse)
SkS in the News
The Raw Story re-posted John Mason's A rough guide to the components of Earth's Climate System.
Chris Mooney at Mother Jones made use of The Escalator.
On his blog, Scott Mandia referenced Dana's Why is the IPCC AR5 so much more confident in human-caused global warming?.
Blue & Green Tomorrow re-posted Graham Wayne's Lawson, Climate Change and the Power of Wishful Thinking.
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