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2013 SkS Weekly News Roundup #30A

Posted on 23 July 2013 by John Hartz

  • Alaska looks for answers in glacier’s summer flood surges
  • Alaska's boreal forests burning more with climate change
  • Andrew Neil - these are your climate errors
  • Climate change slowdown is due to warming of deep oceans
  • Climate change: some reasons for our failures
  • Climate change threatens Iberian lynx
  • Energy companies are paying a heavy price
  • Global warming 'on pause' but set to resume
  • IPCC condemns AR5 report leak
  • No, global warming hasn't stopped and here's why
  • The policy discussion I wish Andrew Neil would have on BBC
  • The right's anti-wind campaign is pure scaremongering

Alaska looks for answers in glacier’s summer flood surges

The idea that glaciers change at a glacial speed is increasingly false. They are melting and retreating rapidly all over the world. But the unpredictable flood surges at the Mendenhall Glacier, about 14 miles from downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital, are turning a jog into a sprint as global temperatures and climate variability increase.

Alaska Looks for Answers in Glacier’s Summer Flood Surges by Kirk Johnson, Juneau Journal, New York Times, July 22, 2013 


Alaska's boreal forests burning more with climate change

The largest U.S. wildfires in the last decade of record-breaking blazes have been in the wilds of Alaska, where fires have blackened more than a half-million acres at a time.

A new study predicts more of the same for North America’s boreal forests, the Far North belt of spruce and fir trees that extends from interior Alaska across Canada.

A warming climate could promote so much wildfire in the boreal zone that the forests may convert to deciduous woodlands of aspen and birch, researchers said.

Alaska's boreal forests burning more with climate change by Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times, July 22, 2013


Andrew Neil - these are your climate errors

On last week's BBC show Sunday Politics, Andrew Neil hosted UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey for a discussion about climate science and policy. Neil subsequently requested that people provide him with examples of the factual errors in this interview. Given that he began the show with several errors about the paper I co-authored finding a 97 percent consensus in the peer-reviewed literature that humans are causing global warming (the inspiration for the name of our blog), I would be happy to oblige.

Andrew Neil - these are your climate errors on BBC Sunday Politics by Dana Nuccitelli, Climate Consensus-The 97%, The Guardian, July 17, 2013


Climate change slowdown is due to warming of deep oceans

Climate sceptics have seized on a pause in warming over the past five years, but the long-term trend is still upwards.

Climate change slowdown is due to warming of deep oceans, say scientists by Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, July 22, 2013


Climate change: some reasons for our failures

The nations of the earth are doing very little to avert an impending, entirely foreseeable catastrophe. There are many reasons why – some obvious, others less so. 

Climate change: some reasons for our failures by Robert Manne, The Guardian, July 21, 2013 


Climate change threatens Iberian lynx

The world's most endangered cat species could be extinct within the next 50 years, according to British researchers. The likeliest way to save the Iberian lynx, their study shows, is to base conservation efforts around climate change, and how it impacts prey.

Climate change threatens Iberian lynx by Danielle Elliot, CBS News, July 22, 2013


Energy companies are paying a heavy price

The argument for green solutions is not just about climate change – traditional sources of power will soon cost more 

Energy companies are paying a heavy price for shunning renewables by Phillip Inman , The Guardian, July 21, 2013


Global warming 'on pause' but set to resume

Global warming has been on "pause" for 15 years but will speed up again and is still a real threat, Met Office scientists have warned.

Global warming 'on pause' but set to resume by Nick Collins, The Telegraph, July 22, 2103


IPCC condemns AR5 report leak

IPCC says reports suggesting emissions link to climate change is weak are “misleading” and “premature” 

UN climate science body IPCC condemns AR5 report leak by Ed King, Responding to Climate Change (RTCC), July 22, 2013


No, global warming hasn’t stopped and here’s why

“The 1998 spike caused by an extraordinary El Nino event has been statistically abused for a long time,” said Reto Ruedy, a research associate at NASA, in an email. “What appeared to be an extraordinary global temperature anomaly 15 years ago is now an expected occurrence and has been — within the margin of error — equaled 8 times since then.”

No, global warming hasn’t stopped and here’s why by James Temple, Seattle PI, July 21, 2013


The policy discussion I wish Andrew Neil would have on BBC

Andrew Neil could advance a constructive climate policy dialogue rather than doubling down on his climate errors. 

The climate change policy discussion I wish Andrew Neil would have on BBC by Dana Nuccitelli, Climate Consensus-The 97%, The Guardian, July 23, 2013


The right's anti-wind campaign is pure scaremongering

Climate change is a debacle for the Australian right. Their tribal hatred of environmentalists has driven them to denounce any technology favoured by their enemies.

The right's anti-wind campaign is pure scaremongering by John Quiggin, The Guardian, July 23, 2013

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