2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #46

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #46

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Story of the Week… Toon of the Week… SkS in the News… Photo of the Week… SkS Spotlights… Coming Soon on SkS… Poster of the Week… SkS Week in Review… 

Story of the Week…

Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming

A major study claimed the oceans were warming much faster than previously thought. But researchers now say they can’t necessarily make that claim.

Arctic Sea Ice Victoria Strait Summer 2017

The sun sets over sea ice floating on the Victoria Strait along the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago during the summer of 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Scientists behind a major study that claimed the Earth’s oceans are warming faster than previously thought now say their work contained inadvertent errors that made their conclusions seem more certain than they actually are.

Two weeks after the high-profile study was published in the journal Nature, its authors have submitted corrections to the publication. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, home to several of the researchers involved, also noted the problems in the scientists’ work and corrected a news release on its website, which previously had asserted that the study detailed how the Earth’s oceans “have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought.”

“Unfortunately, we made mistakes here,” said Ralph Keeling, a climate scientist at Scripps, who was a co-author of the study. “I think the main lesson is that you work as fast as you can to fix mistakes when you find them.”

Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming by Chris Mooney & Brady Dennis, Energy & Environment, Washington Post, Nov 14, 2018 


Toon of the Week…

2018 Toon 46 


SkS in the News

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Photo of the Week…

Paradise CA Nov 2018

In this aerial photo, a burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California on November 15, 2018. JOSH EDELSON / AFP / GETTY IMAGES

California Wildfires: Where Is the Climate Change Outrage? by Bruce Melton, Environment & Health, Truthout, Nov 17, 2018 


SkS Highlights…

New weather app ‘a quantum leap’ for understanding extreme events

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Dr Soderholm says extreme weather can be missed by instruments because weather radars could not see close to the ground.

New weather app ‘a quantum leap’ for understanding extreme events by Shelley Lloyd, Weather, ABC News (Australia), Nov 21, 2018


Coming Soon on SkS…

  • The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change (Sarah Finnie Robinson)
  • Did bombing during second world war cool global temperatures? (Alan Robock)
  • New findings on ocean warming: 5 questions answered (Scott Denning)
  • Global coal use may have peaked in 2014, says latest IEA World Energy Outlook (Simon Evans)
  • New research this week (Ari Jokimäki)
  • 2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #47 (John Hartz)
  • 2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #47 (John Hartz)

Poster of the Week…

2018 Poster 46 


SkS Week in Review… 

Superforest,Climate Change

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