BBC Today airs false statements by Lord Lawson in the name of balance
On Thursday August 10, BBC Radio 4’s “Today” broadcasted an interview in which Nigel Lawson commented on Al Gore’s new film sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”—and on Gore’s own interview on “Today” about that film. We asked scientists to evaluate claims Lord Lawson made about aspects of climate science during the interview. Lord Lawson’s first … Continued
Stephen Hawking interview on climate was partly misleading but consistent with science on impacts of political inaction
While Hawking’s comparison with Venus is misleading, the interview also includes comments about the impacts of inaction on climate change that are well supported by science. But Hawking undermines his argument by mixing in inaccurate hyperbole to support his point.
How sea ice can still be thick in places in a warming Arctic
The simple fact that baffles Breitbart author: global warming doesn’t mean that every square inch of ice has already melted.
Trump’s justification for withdrawing from Paris Agreement backed by a cherry-picked analysis
The reviewers explain that this report fails to represent our best understanding of the expected impacts of the Paris Agreement. The report only assessed the costs of climate actions, excluding the benefits of avoided climate change and of renewable sources of energy. It also makes a number of important assumptions that lead to extreme estimates of the economic costs.
Report Heartland Institute sent to influence US teachers on climate change earns an “F” from scientists
“This document could be used in the classroom to teach students about deliberate misinformation and how to identify it.”
Climate Feedback accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter
Climate Feedback has received accreditation by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at The Poynter Institute. Climate Feedback is the first and only accredited organization pioneering a community approach to “fact-checking”: crowdsourcing the evaluation of information credibility from a network of scientists with relevant expertise. The IFCN is “committed to promoting excellence in fact-checking”. Its new … Continued
Rand Paul argument for withdrawing from Paris climate agreement based on flawed information, Prof. Gary Yohe explains
Professor of economics Gary Yohe explains that the claim Sen. Rand Paul relies on is flawed and not consistent with current scientific knowledge.
Poynter Training “SciFacts: Fact-Checking Claims About Science”
The Poynter Institute is hosting a free one-day workshop to discuss the key challenges of reporting the facts about science. This workshop is specifically designed for reporters who have recently started covering the science, as well as anyone who writes about science.
Daily Wire updates its article, but it still conveys false information
The author has removed two paragraphs and changed the title, but the new version of the article does not contain any mention of the fact that the article has been updated.
The New York Times promotes the case for climate change skepticism with a column that is light on substance
the New York Times opinion section itself apparently didn’t realize that the content of Mr. Stephens’ piece did not actually support the message of the push notification that was introducing the article…