Reviews of articles by: Andrew Freedman

Analysis of “Here’s why it’s so frickin’ hot right now”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

“a nice summary of the current warm events in the bigger context of climate change. I caution against using a single month of data to support claims about climate change impacts on extremes, but the discussion about record highs outpacing record lows is a good one and provides strong evidence for influence of global warming on regional weather.”

— 28 Feb 2017


Analysis of “Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s…”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

This Mashable article reports on new preliminary research that finds the ongoing coral bleaching event in the Pacific is mainly due to human-caused global warming, and that if global warming proceeds as currently expected, “large parts” of the Great Barrier Reef could die by the mid-2030s. Six scientists have reviewed the article and conclude that it is overall accurate and in agreement with the science.

— 02 May 2016


Analysis of “How Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane on record so quickly”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

“A well written and balanced article that draws on a range of scientific opinion from well-established climate scientists, hurricane specialists and forecasters. The article provides a nice summary of the major physical factors at play, while also highlighting the issues and challenges to do with detection and attribution of extreme events such as this.”

— 27 Oct 2015


Analysis of “South Carolina flooding is the type of event climate scientists have warned about for years”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

“It’s tricky to evaluate the contribution of climate change to a particular weather event, but generally speaking, the author provides an accurate summary of the challenges of this research, and the range of scientific thinking about it.”

— 10 Oct 2015


Analysis of “Vanuatu’s president makes a leap in tying Cyclone Pam to climate change”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

“… well-written article that hits most of the key points regarding the complex question of how global warming may affect tropical cyclones.”

— 23 Mar 2015