Climate sensitivity estimate given in Heartland Institute’s report is misleading

Craig Idso, Robert Carter and S. Fred Singer in Heartland Institute:

"Doubling the concentration of atmospheric CO2 from its pre-industrial level, in the absence of other forcings and feedbacks, would likely cause a warming of ~0.3°C to 1.1°C"

— 02 May 2017


In CNN interview, William Happer incorrectly claims temperatures don’t match climate model projections

William Happer in CNN:

"The temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmist computer models predicted. You know, it’s much, much less, factors of 2 or 3 less."

— 25 Apr 2017


In CNN interview, William Happer misleads about the impact of rising carbon dioxide on plant life

William Happer in CNN:

"there's this myth that's developed around carbon dioxide that it's a pollutant […] Carbon dioxide is a perfectly natural gas, it’s just like water vapor, it’s something that plants love."

— 25 Apr 2017


Boston Globe column claims that climate models have consistently failed based on no evidence

Jeff Jacoby in Boston Globe:

"Climate projections using models based on it [the water vapor feedback] have consistently failed"

— 16 Mar 2017


Claim in New Scientist that humans are responsible for over 100% of warming is mostly correct

Michael Le Page in New Scientist:

"more than 100 per cent of the warming over the past century is due to human actions"

— 11 Mar 2017


Science shows that humans are primarily responsible for climate change, counter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in CNBC:

"I would not agree that [carbon dioxide is] a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."

— 10 Mar 2017


The world’s coral reefs are severely threatened by climate change and other human impacts, as ABC story notes

Greg Hassall & Rebecca Latham in ABC News:

"90 per cent of the world's coral reefs will disappear in the next 35 years due to coral bleaching induced by global warming, pollution and over-development."

— 27 Feb 2017


Daily Mail inflates data handling disagreement between scientists; makes unsupported “manipulation” accusation

David Rose in Daily Mail:

"world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data"

— 06 Feb 2017


The Wall Street Journal fails to acknowledge that 2016 was the warmest year on record

Wall Street Journal editorial in The Wall Street Journal:

"no one really knows if last year (2016) was a (global temperature) record"

— 27 Jan 2017


Global surface temperatures are increasing according to climate projections, contrary to Wall Street Journal claim

Wall Street Journal editorial in The Wall Street Journal:

"the warming is not nearly as great as the climate change computer models have predicted."

— 27 Jan 2017