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, 17 June 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, 11 July 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, 21 Oct. 2018

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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, 26 June 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, 22 April 2019

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Investor’s Business Daily editorial doesn’t support claims about UN statements

CLAIM
"The UN Admits That The Paris Climate Deal Was A Fraud"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Investor's Business Daily, 2 Nov. 2017

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Meme image falsely claims wind turbines produce less energy that is used to build them

CLAIM
"A windmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much energy as was invested in building it."

SOURCE: Internet users, Facebook, 13 May 2019

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It’s true that the current carbon dioxide level is higher than any time in human existence

CLAIM
"the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has climbed to a level last seen more than 3 million years ago — before humans even appeared on the rocky ball we call home"

SOURCE: Denise Chow, NBC News, 14 May 2019

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In popular video, Dan Peña falsely claims humans aren’t causing climate change

CLAIM
"Fifty-five thousand years ago the whole world was 2°C warmer than it is today[...] It's all cyclical; [human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are] not a fart in the wind. Sea level rise is not going to happen."

SOURCE: Dan Peña, "Ivanka_Trump" Facebook account, 4 May 2019

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There is clear evidence for the existence of climate change contrary to claims by John Coleman

CLAIM
"Climate change is not happening, there is no significant man-made global warming now, there hasn't been any in the past, and there's no reason to expect any in the future."

SOURCE: John Coleman, Derek Utley, 22 Feb. 2019

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