2016 SkS Weekly Digest #4
Posted on 24 January 2016 by John Hartz
SkS Highlights... El Niño Impacts... Toon of the Week... Quote of the Week... He Said What?... SkS in the News... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... 97 Hours of Consensus...
Ted Cruz fact check: which temperature data are the best? by Dana Nuccitelli (Climate Consensus - the 97%) garnered the highest number comments of the articles posted on SkS during the past week. The Little Ape That Could by Glenn Tamblyn attracted the second highest number of comments.
El Niño Impacts
- Africa: El Niño Threatens At Least 60 Million People in High-Risk Developing Countries - UN Agency, UN News Services/All Africa, Jan 22, 2016
- El Niño rains only slightly increased historic low reservoir levels in California, AP/The Guardian, Jan 22, 2015
Toon of the Week
Hat tip to I Heart Climate Scientists
Quote of the Week
"These finding have potentially serious consequences for life in the oceans as well as for patterns of ocean circulation, storm tracks and storm intensity," said Oregon State University marine sciences professor Jane Lubchenco, the former chief of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997 by Seth Borenstein, The Big Story AP, Jan 18, 2016
He Said What?
Trump has rejected many of the climate change policies presented by the Obama administration, including the president’s contention that climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world today.
“I mean, Obama thinks it’s the number one problem of the world today,” he told Hewitt.
“And I think it’s very low on the list. So I am not a believer, and I will, unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather. I believe there’s change, and I believe it goes up and it goes down, and it goes up again. And it changes depending on years and centuries, but I am not a believer, and we have much bigger problems.”
Climate change: Where the GOP field stands by Devin Hemry, The Hill, Jan 23, 2016
SkS in the News
Coming Soon on SkS
- Record hot 2015 gave us a glimpse at the future of global warming (Dana)
- Daffodils in bloom, the warmest ever December: how worrying is the world’s strange weather (John Vidal)
- “If the world ends in 2100 we’re probably OK” on climate change (Howard Lee)
- Industrial-era ocean heat uptake has doubled since 1997 (Rob Painting)
- Guest Post by John Abraham
- 2016 SkS Weekly News Roundup (John Hartz)
- 2016 SkS Weekly Digest (John Hartz)
Poster of the Week
SkS Week in Review
- 2016 SkS Weekly News Roundup #4 by John Hartz
- Thorough, not thoroughly fabricated: The truth about global temperature data by Scott K Johnson (Ars Technica)
- The Little Ape That Could by Glenn Tamblyn
- A striking resemblance between testimony for Peabody Coal and for Ted Cruz by John Abraham (Climate Consensus - the 97%)
- A Rough Guide to Rainfall, Run-off and Rivers by John Mason
- Ted Cruz fact check: which temperature data are the best? by Dana Nuccitelli (Climate Consensus - the 97%)
- A Response to the “Data or Dogma?” hearing by Ben Santer & Carl Mears
- 2016 SkS Weekly Digest #3 by John Hartz
97 Hours of Consensus: Richard Somerville