The Epoch Times prints a range of inaccurate and misleading claims about climate change’s impacts and causes

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CO2 is not the cause of our current warming trend; Arctic sea ice has expanded in recent years; Polar bears’ population is growing and is not threatened by climate change; CO2 is good for plant life

SOURCE: Patrick Moore, The Epoch Times

Published: 20 Sep 2022

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Scientific evidence indicates that modern warming is driven by CO2, contrary to Richard Lindzen’s claim

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“Believing CO2 controls the climate is pretty close to believing in magic.”

SOURCE: Richard Lindzen, Climate Change is Crap

Published: 02 Sep 2022

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Letter stating there is “no climate emergency” repeats inaccurate claims about climate science

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“Natural variation explains a substantial part of global warming observed since 1850;” no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying natural disasters, or making them more frequent.

SOURCE: Toby Young, Daily Sceptic

Published: 24 Aug 2022

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Carbon dioxide emissions by humans are the major driver of modern climate change, contrary to Jerome Corsi’s claims in CBN News video

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Carbon dioxide is not a climate heat driver; we had an ice age when the Earth had extraordinarily larger amounts of carbon dioxide; in the 1970s scientists thought we were going to have a new ice age.

SOURCE: Jerome Corsi, CBN News

Published: 05 Aug 2022

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The sun isn’t responsible for current climate change, contrary to claims in Suspicious0bservers YouTube video

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Scientists have neglected the effect of solar particles, cosmic rays, the interplanetary magnetic field and Earth's weakening magnetic field to conclude climate change is due to human activity

SOURCE: Ben Davidson, Suspicious0bservers

Published: 29 Jul 2022

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Warming of Earth’s surface and oceans continues apace, contrary to claims in blog

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”Global warming started to run out of steam over two decades ago… Half of the apparent global temperature increase from January 1910 to January 2000 is due to administrative adjustments.”

SOURCE: Chris Morrison, Daily Sceptic

Published: 09 Jun 2022

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Earth’s surface continues to warm due to greenhouse gas emissions, contrary to claims by Christopher Monckton in Watts Up With That

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“...Seven and a half years have passed since there was any trend in global warming at all” If global warming was caused by human emissions, temperature would rise at a steady rate

SOURCE: Christopher Monckton, Watts Up With That

Published: 11 Apr 2022

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Robust scientific evidence supports that human activity drives global warming, contrary to claims in a CO2 Coalition blog post by Andy May

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"There is no evidence, other than models, that human CO2 emissions drive climate change and abundant evidence that the Sun, coupled with natural climate cycles, drives most, if not all, of recent climate changes"

SOURCE: Andy May, CO2 Coalition

Published: 16 Mar 2022

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More than 75 percent of the Amazon rainforest is losing resilience, as described by the Washington Post

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More than 75 percent of the rainforest is losing resilience; More than half of the rainforest could be converted into savanna in a matter of decades

SOURCE: Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post

Published: 15 Mar 2022

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Coral cover in the Great Barrier Reef improved in 2021, but that doesn’t mean the reef is ‘growing quickly,’ contrary to Daily Wire claim

CLAIM
Study Shows The Great Barrier Reef Is Growing Quickly

SOURCE: Ben Zeisloft, The Daily Wire

Published: 30 Oct 2021

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