Reviews of articles by: James Delingpole

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Breitbart article falsely claims that measured global warming has been “fabricated”

in Breitbart, by James Delingpole

“In a cursory attempt at both reporting and climate science, the author glibly highlights a document heavy on accusation and light on reasoned engagement with fact. Implying nefarious motives behind temperature measurement bias correction without providing readers any indication of why this is necessary is misleading and a dereliction of the author’s journalistic responsibility.”

— 11 Jul 2017


Breitbart misrepresents research from 58 scientific papers to falsely claim that they disprove human-caused global warming

in Breitbart, by James Delingpole

“This article grossly misinterprets open-access scientific papers by simply looking at graphs and entirely ignoring their meaning as explained by authors in the text.”

— 08 Jun 2017


Analysis of “Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism”

in The Spectator, by James Delingpole

The scientists who have analyzed the article show that it contains significant inaccuracies, notably for its core assumptions, and misrepresents scientific studies and scientists it cites to make its point. Reviewers also note that the article knocks down strawman arguments that do not represent the state of scientific knowledge (scientists do not claim the ocean will become a “giant acid bath”).

— 10 Jan 2017


CLAIM REVIEWS

Sea levels have risen throughout the 20th century, contrary to claim in online articles

CLAIM
Scientists were caught 'adjusting' sea level data to create false impression of rising oceans

SOURCE: Vicki Batts, James Delingpole, Signs of the Times, Breitbart

Published: 20 Feb 2020

VERDICT

Breitbart repeats blogger’s unsupported claim that NOAA manipulates data to exaggerate warming

CLAIM
NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were.

SOURCE: James Delingpole, Breitbart

Published: 23 Feb 2018

VERDICT

Breitbart falsely claims 58 studies refute human-caused global warming

CLAIM
'Global warming' is a myth — so say 80 graphs from 58 peer-reviewed scientific papers published in 2017.

SOURCE: James Delingpole, Breitbart

Published: 08 Jun 2017

VERDICT

Ocean acidification is expected to harm marine ecosystems overall, cherry-picking can lead to the opposite conclusion

CLAIM
Marine life has nothing whatsoever to fear from ocean acidification.

SOURCE: Mike Wallace & James Delingpole, The Spectator

Published: 10 Jan 2017

VERDICT

Oceans are currently acidifying, claims to the contrary contradict observations

CLAIM
there has been no reduction in oceanic pH levels in the last century

SOURCE: Mike Wallace & James Delingpole, The Spectator

Published: 10 Jan 2017

VERDICT