Claim that cosmic rays are a crucial player for current climate change is unsupported

CLAIM
"Based on the increase of solar activity during the twentieth century, it should account for between half to two-thirds of all climate change"

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Nir Shaviv, Electroverse

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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Express article falsely warns of a solar-induced “ice age”

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"The current solar minimum could last for more than three decades which could lead to temperatures plummeting across the globe, scientists have warned."

SOURCE: Sean Martin, Express

Published: 06 Aug 2019

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Research does not show a Medieval Warm Period warmer than the present day

CLAIM
"18 proxies tell us the world was the same or warmer 1,000 years ago"

SOURCE: Joanne Nova, joannenova.com.au

Published: 05 Aug 2019

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Hosted by former Australian senator, Tony Heller repeats false claim that scientists fake the warming trend

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"[T]he raw data, the actual thermometer data[...] shows that the US has been cooling for 80 to 90 years. But the graphs they release to the public show warming trend, and it's all because they've altered the data."

SOURCE: Tony Heller, EXOMATRIXTV

Published: 05 Aug 2019

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Data shows the Earth is currently warmer globally than at any time in the past 2,000 years

CLAIM
"Earth’s mean temperature over the last 2,000 years shows two previous periods when temperatures were warmer than they are now; from 1–200 A.D., an epoch called the Roman Warm Period, and more recently the Medieval Warm Period from 900–1100 A.D."

SOURCE: Gregory Rummo, Townhall

Published: 26 Jul 2019

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Sky News Australia interview falsely claims that global cooling is coming soon

CLAIM
"the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, and that in fact a new solar-driven cooling period is not far off"

SOURCE: Alan Jones, Nils Axel-Mörner, Sky News Australia

Published: 18 Jul 2019

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Non-peer-reviewed manuscript falsely claims natural cloud changes can explain global warming

CLAIM
"During the last hundred years the temperature is increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C."

SOURCE: Jyrki Kauppinen, Pekka Malmi, Paul Joseph Watson, Summit.news, Zerohedge

Published: 12 Jul 2019

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On Fox News, Patrick Michaels falsely claims humans are only responsible for half of global warming

CLAIM
"So that means that probably about half, maybe half of that nine-tenths of the degree [of total warming] might be caused by greenhouse gases"

SOURCE: Patrick Michaels, Fox News

Published: 09 Jul 2019

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NASA did not create global warming by manipulating data

CLAIM
"[NASA] has been adjusting temperatures from the past[...] downward, while adjusting current-day temperatures upward, and those changes are responsible for most of the claimed global warming during that time."

SOURCE: Tony Heller, James Murphy, The New American

Published: 01 Jul 2019

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Claim that electric vehicles cause more carbon emissions than diesel misrepresents reality

CLAIM
"New Study Confirms EVs Considerably Worse For Climate Than Diesel Cars"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge, Infowars

Published: 24 Jun 2019

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