2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #1

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Dec 31, 2018 through Sat, Jan 5, 2019 Editor’s Pick A Terrifying Sea-Level Prediction Now Looks Far Less Likely But experts warn that our overall picture of sea-level rise looks far scarier today than it did even five years ago. A

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #1

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Poster of the Week… SkS Week in Review… Story of the Week… Katharine Hayhoe: ‘A thermometer is not liberal or conservative’ Katharine Hayhoe: ‘Fear is a short-term spur to action, but to make changes over the long term, we must have hope.’ Photograph: Randal Ford

Discussing climate change on the net

Today, many discussions about climate change happen on the internet. People interested in the topic share information and have lively discussions about the latest studies and findings. But, you’ll also find many contributors voicing not just minor doubts about human-caused climate change but also those who outright deny it. In this blog post, I suggest some options which exist to deal with these dissenting voices. The suggestions are based on a presentation I prepared for the K3-conference in Salzburg in September 2017 and which I was invited to write about for the Promet journal published by the German Weatherservice (DWD). Consensus among scientists – lack of

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

This is a re-post from the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy by Sarah Finnie Robinson When do 97% of people agree on anything, even ice cream? In scientific circles, consensus is a rare trophy, held to famously exacting standards. When a scientific consensus is finally reached — e.g., the Earth orbits the sun; water freezes at 32°F, 0°C; blood is red — a new fact joins the foundations of

But their Emails!

Here we go again. It’s always emails with these people. First there was “Climategate!” — the misquoting, selective quoting, and uninformed quoting of stolen emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Great Britain. Emails between CRU scientists and other climate scientists around the world promised to peel back the curtain and reveal the global warming scam. Alarmist scientists had used “tricks” to “hide the decline”! They “can’t account for the lack of warming” so they have to fake the temperature data! The whole thing is a hoax! Not so much. With out-of-context quoting you can make scientists say anything. And that was the case with Climategate — it suffered from an

Inside a Beverly Hills Mansion, There’s a Gorgeous (and Ginormous!) Green Living Wall – Realtor.com News

Realtor.com NewsInside a Beverly Hills Mansion, There's a Gorgeous (and Ginormous!) Green Living WallRealtor.com NewsInspired by what he saw in restaurants and hotels, Shane Patel added a living wall to the interior of this Beverly Hills contemporary home, which is now on the market for $4.7 million. The luxe home was built this year on what was once a vacant …

Females Dominate the Online Green Living Space, But Guys Can Be Eco Influencers Too – Eco Warrior Princess (blog)

Eco Warrior Princess (blog)Females Dominate the Online Green Living Space, But Guys Can Be Eco Influencers TooEco Warrior Princess (blog)I'll give you five dollars* if you can think of a male eco lifestyle blogger or eco fashion influencer within 10 seconds. Go. Oh, what's that? Did you fail? Don't worry, you're not the only one. I'm still thinking of who else I can put on the list and …

Victims of Hurricane Michael voted for climate deniers

Floridians are staring down a very powerful Category 4 typhoon that is causing extensive damage. The high winds, heavy rains, and storm surge will cost billions of dollars. We know that climate change is making these storms stronger. The storms feed off of warm ocean waters, and those waters are much warmer now because of climate change. I have written about the science in more detail here and here. But basically, Michael strengthened because it passed over really warm

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #42

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week including,,, Editor’s Pick Assessing the Global Climate in September 2018 Globe had its fourth warmest September and year-to-date on record Courtesy of Pixabay.com The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for September 2018 tied with 2017 as the fourth highest for the month of September in the NOAA global temperature

Moving the needle: toward a more holistic and ethical fashion industry

A Q&A with Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator founder, Debera Johnson, on accelerating sustainable and digital technology in apparel production.

What the circular economy’s early days look like for Amazon and Nike

Billions upon billions of products and consumers served.

Episode 145: A ballad to Oakland during VERGE 18, clearing the air on carbon removal

Plus, two unique examples of corporate innovation in renewable electricity procurement.

Financing an equitable, sharing city

With private economic inequity at a high, public financing for community health and wealth is more important than ever.

Can Green Living Really Make You Happier? – E/The Environmental Magazine

E/The Environmental MagazineCan Green Living Really Make You Happier?E/The Environmental MagazineGreen living means anything from using natural light, improving air quality inside and shopping with reusable bags instead of plastic ones. For example, eating more organic products as opposed to meat and processed food counts as green living.

Iowa State celebrates ten years of sustainability initiative ‘Live Green!’ – Iowa State Daily

Iowa State DailyIowa State celebrates ten years of sustainability initiative 'Live Green!'Iowa State DailyThis academic year marks 10 years of the "Live Green!" Initiative at Iowa State. To celebrate, the Office of Sustainability will be hosting events every month highlighting different aspects of the campus-wide initiative. The "Live Green!" movement …

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #35

Calls to Action… Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… El Niño/La Niña Update… Toon of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… Climate Feedback Reviews… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Calls to Action*… Looking ahead… Sat Sep 8 is an extremely important day for climate activists because they will be gathering in cities throughout the world to Rise Up for Climate. If you re not already plugged into an event in your area, you can easily do so by going to the official Rise Up for Climate website. From the global campaign’s website: On September 8, we’re planning thousands of rallies in

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #36

Story of the Week… Editorial of the Week… Toon of the Week… Quote of the Week… Coming Soon on SkS… John Cook Sighting… SkS Week in Review… Poster of the Week… Story of the Week… Rise for Climate: thousands march across US to protest environment crisis Protests spearheaded by march in San Francisco ahead of climate change summit in the city next week Several thousand people took part in a climate march in New York City on Thursday. Ten activists were arrested after blocking the street in front of Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office. Photograph: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock Tens of thousands of people took part in marches and

California’s response to record wildfires: shift to 100% clean energy

In America today, it’s rare to see political leaders respond to a threat with an appropriate evidence-based policy solution. At the national level, more often we see actions that aggravate existing problems or create new ones. California – the country’s most populous and economically powerful state – has been a welcome exception. California has been battered by extreme weather intensified by climate change. From 2012 to 2016 the state was scorched by its worst drought in over a millennium. Weather whiplash struck in 2017, when much of the state broke precipitation records. This combination led to devastating

Rising CO2 levels could push ‘hundreds of millions’ into malnutrition by 2050

This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Daisy Dunne An additional 290 million people could face malnutrition by 2050 if little is done to stop the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, a study finds. The increased presence of CO2 in the atmosphere could cause staple crops to produce smaller amounts of nutrients such as zinc, iron and protein, the researchers say. Using international datasets of food consumption, the study estimates that these changes could cause an additional 175 million people to be zinc deficient and an additional 122 million people to be protein deficient by

Inside the global war on plastic pollution

How did we get here? Where is all this going?

BASF drives change in the palm-oil supply chain

Sponsored: Corporate accountability is key to fostering a sustainable and equitable palm-oil industry.

Why 2020 is such an urgent milestone for the planet

There’s a direct connection between healthy forests and grasslands, and climate change.

An affogato theory of transportation

Coffee and ice cream and jam (or traffic jams).