Rates of global sea level rise have accelerated since 1900, contrary to bloggers’ claims

CLAIM
“there has not been a long-term distinctive change in sea level rise rates in the last 120 years”

SOURCE: Pierre L. Gosselin, Kenneth Richard, NoTricksZone, Watts Up With That?

Published: 15 Jan 2021

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Video advertising “Powersave” device is misleading and makes impossible home power savings claims

CLAIM
A young whizkid [...] invented a device that cuts 50% off an average home’s power bill

SOURCE: Anonymous, HOVERH

Published: 27 Dec 2020

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Scientific studies established clear links between human-caused increased in atmospheric CO2 and global warming

CLAIM
“It’s a good thing that we are putting some more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The scientific method has not been applied in such a way as to prove that carbon dioxide is causing the Earth to warm.”

SOURCE: Patrick Moore, Instagram

Published: 18 Dec 2020

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The clothing industry produces 3 to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, as accurately claimed in Patagonia post

CLAIM
“The clothing industry contributes up to 10% of the pollution driving the climate crisis.”

SOURCE: Patagonia, Instagram

Published: 06 Dec 2020

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The Earth is a sphere that rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun, contrary to Flat Earth video

CLAIM
“The Earth is not a globe. The Earth is stationary.”

SOURCE: Amber Plaster, Flat Earth

Published: 27 Nov 2020

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Brush rake attachments are primarily used to pile up heavy forest debris as part of active thinning, harvesting, and removal projects

CLAIM
“this is [...] a brush rake. It's used for clearing underbrush and debris from the forest floor that builds up and creates fuel for wild fires. Now you can stop looking stupid trying to make fun of Trump telling California to rake the forest.”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 04 Nov 2020

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Sea ice loss due to climate change is the biggest threat to polar bear survival and has already led to declines in some polar bear subpopulations, contrary to “Climate Realism” video message

CLAIM
“In 1950, there were around 10,000 polar bears globally. Today, polar bear populations are near 39,000. Polar bear populations are increasing dramatically as the planet has warmed.”

SOURCE: Andy Singer, Climate Realism, Heartland Institute

Published: 29 Oct 2020

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Climate change can make it harder for the Amazon rainforest to grow back from deforestation, but that does not mean 40% of it will now turn into a savanna

CLAIM
“Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah”

SOURCE: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

Published: 14 Oct 2020

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Climate change, forest management and several other causes contribute to wildfire severity and total area burned in the western United States

CLAIM
“Forest fires are caused by poor management. Not by climate change.”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 16 Sep 2020

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Western US wildfires are not the result of widespread arson

CLAIM
a distressing number of the [West coast] fires are not accidents, and willful arson is the cause.

SOURCE: Glen Morgan, We The Governed

Published: 14 Sep 2020

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