2012 SkS Weekly Digest #52
Posted on 31 December 2012 by John Hartz
In Contrary to Contrarian Claims, IPCC Temperature Projections Have Been Exceptionally Accurate, Dana adroitly deflates a recent contraian claim that the planet has warmed less than the IPCC had predicted. In The Y-Axis of Evil, Rob Honeycutt illustrates how science can be manipulated by creating misleading graphics.
Toon of the Week Season's Greetings
Quote of the Week
Since his re-election, Mr. Obama has agreed to foster a “conversation” on climate change and an “education process” about long-term steps to address it. He needs to do a good deal more than that. Intellectually, Mr. Obama grasps the problem as well as anyone. The question is whether he will bring the powers of the presidency to bear on the problem.
Time to Confront Climate Change, Editorial Board, New York Times, Dec 27, 2012
The Week in Review
- 2012 SkS Bi-Weekly News Roundup #12 by John Hartz
- Perspectives of 8 Scientists Attending AGU Fall Meeting by greenman3610
- The Y-Axis of Evil by Rob Honeycutt
- Contrary to Contrarian Claims, IPCC Temperature Projections Have Been Exceptionally Accurate by dana1981
- Food Security: the first big hit from Climate Change will be to our pockets by John Mason
- West Antarctica warming more than expected by John Hartz
- Powerpoint friendly version of SkS Christmas cartoon by John Cook
- New research from last week 51/2012 Ari Jokimäki
- New research from last week 52/2012 (Ari Jokimäki)
- 2012 in Review - a Major Year for Climate Change (Dana)
- The Dirt on Climate (jg)
- Temperatures Continue Up the Escalator (Dana)
- Frequently Asked Questions About Ocean Acidification (Rob Painting)
- Dutch translation of The Debunking Handbook (John Cook)
- 2013 SkS News Roundup #1 (John Hartz)
- Lukewarmerism, a.k.a. Ignoring Inconvenient Evidence (Dana)
- Putting an End to the Myth that Renewable Energy is too Expensive (Dana)
- Drost, Karoly, and Braganza Find Human Fingerprints in Global Warming (Dana)
- Grace under Pressure (doug bostrom)
- Observed Warming of the Ocean and Atmosphere is Incompatible with Natural Variation (Rob Painting)
- No alternative to atmospheric CO2 draw-down (Andrew Glikson)
- Accumulated Cyclone Energy Questions and Answers (Klaus Flemløse)
SkS in the News
John Cook is an author on three of Greg Laden's Top Ten Science Denialist Books: Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand, The Debunking Handbook, and The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism.
We learned this week that Skeptical Science has been endorsed by the Australian Climate Commission, and also Greenpeace and the Bridge Environment blog.
My Big Fat Planet is a blog hosted by Amber Jenkins, editor of NASA’s Global Climate Change website, which won Webby Awards (juried and public vote) for Best Science Website in 2010 and 2011. In addition, she is Project Manager for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Center for Climate Sciences. She is also a Science Writer for JPL’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory, a satellite mission due for launch in 2013, and a research consultant.