CO2 emissions from human activities have imbalanced the atmospheric carbon budget, significantly contributing to climate change, contrary to online claim

CLAIM
"Less than 5% of carbon dioxide emissions are produced by man [... they] can’t cause 30% of today’s atmospheric carbon dioxide"

SOURCE: Editorial Board, Issues & Insights

Published: 11 Feb 2020

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Claims of a coming 30-year “mini ice age” are not supported by science

CLAIM
"Earth about to enter 30-YEAR ‘Mini Ice Age’"

SOURCE: Harry Pettit, Sean Martin, The Sun, Express

Published: 06 Feb 2020

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Studies do not support blog’s claim that volcanic activity is causing melting of West Antarctic glaciers

CLAIM
"Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming"

SOURCE: Robert W. Felix, James Edward Kamis, IceAgeNow.info, PlateClimatology.com

Published: 20 Jan 2020

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Simple measurements demonstrate that CO2 is a greenhouse gas contrary to claim in online blogs

CLAIM
"CO2 is not a greenhouse gas."

SOURCE: Tim Ball, Technocracy.news

Published: 14 Jan 2020

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Facebook meme incorrectly claims past climate variations contradict human influence on current climate

CLAIM
"The idea that 'climate change' is new or is caused by Humans is nonsense."

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 13 Jan 2020

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Climate change is one factor affecting how fires in Australia burn, regardless of whether arsonists or lightning started them

CLAIM
"the bushfires [in Australia] were caused by arsonists and a series of lightning strikes, not 'climate change'"

SOURCE: Sean Adl-Tabatabai, Thomas D. Williams, NewsPunch, Breitbart

Published: 08 Jan 2020

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Volcanic CO2 emissions are known to be much smaller than human-caused emissions

CLAIM
"Discovery Of Massive Volcanic CO2 Emissions Discredits Global Warming Theory"

SOURCE: James Edward Kamis, Principia Scientific

Published: 03 Jan 2020

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Article falsely attributes invented quotes to James Hansen

CLAIM
"Father of Global Warming’ Scientist Finally Admits Theory Is Wrong"

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, NewsPunch, Your News Wire, Principia Scientific

Published: 01 Jan 2020

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False claim that wind turbines generate more global warming than fossil fuels misrepresents study it relies on

CLAIM
"Harvard study finds that wind turbines create MORE global warming than the fossil fuels they eliminate"

SOURCE: Ethan Huff, Ecology.news

Published: 23 Dec 2019

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Ice cube meme misrepresents physics of sea level rise to claim melting ice has no effect

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"[Photo] A little science lesson for the #idiots at the global warming conference. Ice berg melts, ocean level remains the same."

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 17 Dec 2019

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