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Skeptical Science is a ardently convinced website maintained by John Cook, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Queensland. His background is in physics, studying at the University of Queensland (with post-grad studies focusing on astrophysics). After graduating, he spent over a decade working in graphic design and web programming.

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Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #12

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 17 through Sat, Mar 23, 2019 Editor's Pick Tim Flannery: people are shocked about climate change but they should be angry

The author and scientist, who has returned to his roots at the Australian Museum, says the world is about to see a major shift towards climate action

2019-03-23 15:40   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: New research, March 11-17, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers.

Climate change impacts

Mankind

Impact of ambient temperature on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease in Hefei City, China

Climate change impacts on socioeconomic damages from weather-related…

2019-03-22 11:20   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: Editorial cartoonists lampoon, praise Green New Deal

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Michael Svoboda

Like journalists, opinion writers, and TV newscasters and commentators, political cartoonists were quick to respond to the Green New Deal (GND) climate change initiative put out in early February by two liberal northeastern Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

But there were striking differences in…

2019-03-19 20:53   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: New rebuttal to the myth 'Holistic Management can reverse Climate Change'

This is the new Basic rebuttal to the myth 'Holistic Management can reverse Climate Change'. There's also an Advanced rebuttal.

The Myth:

Holistic Management can reverse Climate Change “Holistic management as a planned grazing strategy is able to reverse desertification and sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide into soil, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to pre-industrial levels in a…

2019-03-18 15:43   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #11

Story of the Week... Editorial of the Week... El Niño/La Niña Update... Toon of the Week... SkS in the News... Reports of Note... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Claim Review... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review...

Story of the Week... Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years.…

2019-03-17 21:52   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #11

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 10 through Sat, Mar 16, 2019 Editor's Pick Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future Students attend a protest rally of the 'Friday For Future Movement' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Thousands of New York City…

2019-03-16 17:11   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: New research, March 4-10, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers.

Climate change

Estimates of Decadal Climate Predictability from an Interactive Ensemble Model

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Lyapunov exponents and temperature transitions in a warming Australia

Recent…

2019-03-14 21:14   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: Wallace Broecker: Scientists memorialize a titan of climate science

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bud Ward

Wally Broecker, photographed around 2010 (Credit: Bruce Gilbert, via Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)

The climate science community has lost one of the real titans of its field.

Geochemist Wallace Broecker – known as “Wally” – passed away February 18 in New York at age 87 of congestive heart failure.

A pioneer in identifying Earth’s…

2019-03-12 20:00   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: The temperature evolution after 2016 suggests hotter future

Heat has been accumulating to the Earth's climate system quite steadily for decades. This has not prevented the apparent slowdown of warming seen in global mean surface temperature (GMST) since 1998 to become one of the pet claims for climate misinformers. Recently, we discussed this issue in our two papers (paper 1, paper 2).

There are many factors that affect the GMST at any time, which…

2019-03-12 03:11   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #10

Story of the Week... Editorial of the Week... Toon of the Week... John Cook in the News... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Claim Review... SkS Week in Review... Poster of the Week...

Story of the Week... Rain Is Triggering More Melting on the Greenland Ice Sheet — in Winter, Too

Pulses of melting linked to rainfall doubled in summer and tripled in winter, a new climate change study…

2019-03-10 18:17   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #10

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 3 through Sat, Mar 9, 2019 Editor's Pick Adults won’t take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike.

Editor’s note: The authors are the lead organizers of US Youth Climate Strike, part of a global student movement inspired by 16-year-old climate…

2019-03-09 18:15   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: New research, February 25 - March 3, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers.

Climate change mitigation

Climate Policy

Institutional and environmental effectiveness: Will the Paris Agreement work?

What are the implications of the Paris Agreement for inequality?

Current and future…

2019-03-08 21:47   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: SkS Analogy 19 - A table full of crystal and ideal temperature

Tag Line

A table stacked high with delicate crystal is beautiful to look at, but impossible to move without significant breakage.

Elevator Statement

Stack crystal plates, bowls, glasses, and figurines on top of each other on a table. Done by a skilled artist it is a pleasure to look at. But try to move this delicate work of art from one place to another. The faster you move it the more damage…

2019-03-07 13:01   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: Inequality, Sunk Costs, and Climate Policy

This is a re-post from TripleCrisis by Frank Ackerman. Fifth in a series on climate policy; find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here.

Climate change is at once a common problem that threatens us all, and a source of differential harms based on location and resources. We are all on the same boat, in perilous waters – but some of us have much nicer cabins than others. What is…

2019-03-05 06:56   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #9

Story of the Week... Opinion of the Week... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Reviews... SkS Week in Review... Poster of the Week...

Story of the Week... How the Weather Gets Weaponized in Climate Change Messaging Clearing snow in Buffalo, N.Y., in January. Credit:Lindsay Dedario/Reuters<

In the summer, when heat waves scorch cities or heavy rains flood the coasts,…

2019-03-03 15:22   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #9

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 24 through Sat, Mar 2, 2019 Editor's Pick Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity'

Exclusive: Students issue an open letter ahead of global day of action on 15 March, when young people are expected to strike across 50 nations

Read the climate…

2019-03-02 14:32   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: What's in the Green New Deal? Four key issues to understand

In the few weeks since it was introduced as a non-binding resolution before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Green New Deal (GND) Resolution has generated more discussion and coverage of climate change – positive and negative – among, by, and aimed at policymakers than we’ve seen in more than a decade.

The nonbinding initiative introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

2019-02-27 17:38   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: Prices are not Enough

This is a re-post from TripleCrisis by Frank Ackerman. Fourth in a series on climate policy; find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.

We need a price on carbon emissions. This opinion, virtually unanimous among economists, is also shared by a growing number of advocates and policymakers. But unanimity disappears in the debate over how to price carbon: there is continuing controversy…

2019-02-26 06:55   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #8

Story of the Week... Opinion of the Week... Toon of the Week... Quote of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review...

Story of the Week... World's food supply under 'severe threat' from loss of biodiversity

Plants, insects and organisms crucial to food production in steep decline, says UN

Organic carrot harvest in Germany. Organic agriculture makes up just 1%…

2019-02-24 16:13   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #8

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 17 through Sat, Feb 23, 2019 Editor's Pick The 3 Big Things That People Misunderstand About Climate Change

David Wallace-Wells, author of the new book The Uninhabitable Earth,describes why climate change might alter our sense of time.

A child sleeps on a couch in a…

2019-02-23 15:42   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: New research, February 11-17, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Change Point Analysis of Global Temperature Records

Improved decadal prediction of Northern-Hemisphere summer land temperature

Impact of Atmospheric Heat and Moisture Transport on the Arctic Warming

Atmospheric circulation modulates the spatial variability of temperature in the…

2019-02-22 22:36   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #7

Story of the Week... Editorial of the Week... El Niño/La Niña Update... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review...

Story of the Week... 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Cheers 'Beginning of Great Changes' as Climate Strike Goes Global

Because "present and future on this planet are at stake," say teen climate activists, "we won't be silent any longer"

2019-02-17 17:48   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #7

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 10 through Sat, Feb 16, 2019 Editor's Pick What we can learn about climate change from the Titanic Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio starred in the 1997 film Titanic. Credit: Paramount Pictures

I recently shared the latest news about climate change with my Facebook…

2019-02-16 17:34   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: New research, February 4-10, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Climate change mitigation

Upscaling from the grassroots: potential aggregate carbon reduction from community-based initiatives in Europe

Climate change communication

An assessment of public perceptions of climate change risk in three western US cities

Climate change perceptions and their individual-level determinants: A…

2019-02-14 22:09   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: Climate Damages: Uncertain but Ominous, or $51 per Ton?

This is a re-post from Triple Crisis by Frank Ackerman. Second in a series of posts on climate policy. Find Part 1 here.

According to scientists, climate damages are deeply uncertain, but could be ominously large (see the previous post). Alternatively, according to the best-known economic calculation, lifetime damages caused by emissions in 2020 will be worth $51 per metric ton of carbon…

2019-02-13 06:52   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: A Duplicitous Minister?

In a ‘Breakfast’ interview with Fran Kelly on ABC Radio National, the Minister for Energy, Angus Taylor, made a number of statements which are either wrong or misleading. A record of the interview is available here.

1. The Minister claims that a ‘significant investment of $15 billion is being made in renewables’.

This is an understatement of over $11 billion. Fig. 1., shows that as at 1…

2019-02-12 19:20   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: On Buying Insurance, and Ignoring Cost-Benefit Analysis

This is a re-post from TripleCrisis by economist Frank Ackerman

First in a series of posts on climate policy.

The damages expected from climate change seem to get worse with each new study. Reports from the IPCC and the U.S. Global Change Research Project, and a multi-author review articlein Science, all published in late 2018, are among the recent bearers of bad news. Even more continues to…

2019-02-10 21:16   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: 2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #5

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 3 through Sat, Feb 10, 2019 Editor's Pick Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator…

2019-02-09 17:53   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: New research, January 28 - February 3, 2019

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Climate change impacts

Mankind

Historical Analysis of U.S. Tornado Fatalities (1808-2017): Population, Science and Technology (open access)

Climate Change and Psychology: Effects of Rapid Global Warming on Violence and Aggression

Climate, conflict and forced migration (open access)

The Nexus of Climate Change, Land Use, and…

2019-02-08 10:22   Click to comment

Skeptical Science: EV’s: Crucial to Reducing CO2 Emissions

In June 1988 a leading climate scientist, Dr James Hansen, presented the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with data showing that by burning fossil fuels humans had created a greenhouse effect, evidenced by global warming. Unless carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were reduced he predicted that record breaking global warming would increase further, producing increasingly…

2019-02-06 20:25   Click to comment


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