Daily Mail claim about 2016 global temperature record is misleading

CLAIM
El NiƱo drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions.

SOURCE: David Rose, The Daily Mail

Published: 02 Dec 2016

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Wall Street Journal op-ed ignores evidence of negative impacts of increasing CO2

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Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide has helped raise global food production and reduce poverty.

SOURCE: Harrison Schmitt & Rodney Nichols, The Wall Street Journal

Published: 02 Nov 2016

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Sea level rise is accelerating, and with it the risk associated with coastal storm surge, contrary to claim in Forbes

CLAIM
Sea level rise, which was occurring long before humans could be blamed, has not accelerated.

SOURCE: Roy Spencer, Forbes

Published: 01 Nov 2016

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Sea level could rise by as much as 1 or 2 meters (3.3-6.6 feet) by the year 2100

CLAIM
Sea level rise could reach six or seven feet by the year 2100.

SOURCE: Justin Gillis, The New York Times

Published: 06 Sep 2016

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Heat waves in the U.S. have already become more frequent and intense due to global warming

CLAIM
the U.S. is shattering high temperature records far more frequently than it is shattering low temperature records

SOURCE: Chris Mooney, The Washington Post

Published: 24 Jul 2016

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