2012 SkS Weekly Digest #49
Posted on 10 December 2012 by John Hartz
When Daniel Baily takes a break from moderating the comment threads of SkS articles and cranks out an article, the result is usually a gem. Such is the case with The Greenhouse Gas Effect All-Star Fan Club. As one reader posted, "Definitely a keeper ;) Will use this one ;)."
Rob Painting's Past 150,000 Years of Sea Level History Suggests High Rates of Future Sea Level Rise is also a "keeper" and has been reposted verbatim on Joseph Romm's Climate Progress website.
Toon of the Week
Source: Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Quote of the Week
“We can’t wait until the 2020s to start cutting emissions. We are going to have to do it this decade,” said Samantha Smith, who heads the Global Climate and Energy Initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, in a telephone interview from Doha.
Ignoring Planetary Peril, a Profound ‘Disconnect’ Between Science and Doha by Christopher Shuetze, International Herald Tribue, Dec 9, 2012.
The Week in Review
- Newest Yale Forum Video: A ‘Play-by-Play’ on Sandy with Kerry Emanuel by Greenman
- Subcap Methane Feedbacks. Part 2: Quantifying fossil methane seepage in Alaska and the Arctic by Andy s
- Past 150,000 Years of Sea Level History Suggests High Rates of Future Sea Level Rise by Rob Painting
- DIY climate science: The Instrumental Temperature Record by Kevin C
- 2012 SkS Bi-Weekly News Roundup #7 by John Hartz
- Weighing change in Antarctica by Matt King
- The Greenhouse Gas Effect All-Star Fan Club by Daniel Bailey
- New research from last week 48/2012 by Ari Jokimäki
- New research from last week 49/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
- Participate in Citizen Science with the new SkS BOINC team (Steve Brown)
- 2012 SkS Bi-Weekly News Roundup #9 (John Hartz)
- Lukewarmerism, a.k.a. Ignoring Inconvenient Evidence (Dana)
- Italian flag curry (gws)
- 2012 SkS Bi-Weekly News Roundup #10 (John Hartz)
- 2012: Record Arctic Sea Ice Melt, Multiple Extremes and High Temperatures (John Hartz)
- Food Security: the first big hit from Climate Change will be to our pockets (John Mason)
- Thawing of Permafrost Expected to Cause Significant Additional Global Warming, Not yet Accounted for in Climate Predictions (John Hartz)
- Putting an End to the Myth that Renewable Energy is too Expensive (Dana)
- Drost, Karoly, and Braganza Find Human Fingerprints in Global Warming (Dana)
- Mexican Climate Legislation and Other Hopeful News (Dana)
- The Dirt on Climate (jg)
- Grace under Pressure (Doug Bostrom)
- Arctic continues to break records in 2012: Becoming warmer, greener region with record losses of summer sea ice and late spring snow (John Hartz)
- Solar Cycle Model fails to predict the recent warming (Hans Petter Jacobsen)
SkS in the News
John Cook's denial psychology research presented at the AGU conference was featured by Live Science.
SkS Spotlights: Germanwatch
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