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

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"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

Published: 18 May 2019

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

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"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

Published: 07 May 2019

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

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"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

Published: 30 Apr 2019

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Claim in The Express that low solar activity is bringing cold weather is false

CLAIM
"Cold weather to grip world as solar minimum to deepen, NASA says"

SOURCE: Sean Martin, Express

Published: 24 Apr 2019

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Blaze article badly misrepresents study of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier

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"[O]ne of the previously fastest shrinking glaciers in the world is growing again, calling into question the narrative that rapid climate change [...] poses a significant threat to the existence of the human race"

SOURCE: Chris Enloe, The Blaze

Published: 29 Mar 2019

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Caleb Rossiter falsely claims that climate models are “running very hot”

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"The models predicted about three times the amount of warming in the world we’ve seen since [1988]."

SOURCE: Caleb Rossiter, The Hill

Published: 11 Mar 2019

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Senator Sanders’ claim that climate change is making tornadoes worse isn’t supported by published research

CLAIM
"The science is clear, climate change is making extreme weather events, including tornadoes, worse."

SOURCE: Senator Bernie Sanders, Facebook

Published: 08 Mar 2019

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Claim that cows have more impact on climate than cars depends on the timescale

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"Burping cows are more damaging to the climate than all the cars on this planet."

SOURCE: Barclay's, Financial Times

Published: 21 Feb 2019

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Metro’s claims of coming “mini ice age” have no basis in reality

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"[S]unspot activity on the surface of our star has dropped to a new low. It’s feared this could herald the arrival of a uniquely grim ‘mini Ice Age’."

SOURCE: Jasper Hamill, Metro

Published: 20 Nov 2018

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On BBC Newsnight, Myron Ebell falsely claims climate models exaggerate warming

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"The rate of warming according to the data is much slower than the models used by the IPCC"

SOURCE: Myron Ebell, BBC Newsnight

Published: 09 Oct 2018

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