No convincing evidence that offshore wind activities explain the increase in whale deaths off the U.S. East Coast despite claims of a proven link by offshore wind energy opponents

CLAIM
New documentary proves building offshore wind farms is responsible for the increase in whale deaths off the U.S. East Coast since 2016

SOURCE: Michael Shellenberger, New York Post

Published: 20 Oct 2023

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Claim that current climate change can be explained satisfactorily by natural cycles and volcanic activity does not have scientific support

CLAIM
The cyclical activity of the Sun as well as other variations in solar and earth activity, and NOT anthropogenic CO2 emissions, are responsible for climate change

SOURCE: Social media user, Twitter

Published: 18 Sep 2023

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CLINTEL group inaccurately represents climate science in its declaration of “no climate emergency” once again

CLAIM
Global warming is just the end of the Little Ice Age; Warming is slower than climate models forecasted; Carbon dioxide is beneficial to Earth; Global warming is not intensifying or increasing the frequency of natural disasters

SOURCE: Naveen Athrappully, The Epoch Times, Global Climate Intelligence Group (“CLINTEL”)

Published: 04 Sep 2023

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Nearly three decades on, the chemtrail-HAARP geoengineering conspiracy theory remains popular despite lack of evidence and no scientific basis

CLAIM
Global weather is controlled by secret geoengineering programs using chemtrails and ionosphere heating facilities.

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 31 Aug 2023

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Magnetic poles reversals are not cataclysmic events as claimed in the ‘Adam and Eve’ theory discussed on Joe Rogan podcast

CLAIM
Magnetic poles reversals involve the Earth flipping vertically and momentarily stopping its rotation, causing cataclysmic events during 6 days.

SOURCE: Joe Rogan & Jimmy Corsetti, TikTok & Spotify

Published: 14 Jun 2023

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Temperatures on Earth are increasing and the rise is drastically outpacing previous natural changes in the planet’s climate

CLAIM
“We have been cooling down for the past 4000 years”; the Earth has cooled since the ‘medieval warming’, “It’s all about when you start the measurements”

SOURCE: Ian Plimer, Media Research Center

Published: 15 May 2023

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The Antarctic’s ice coverage is not increasing to record levels, nor is the continent getting colder, contrary to Curry and Easterbrook claims in CFACT movie

CLAIM
Antarctic sea-ice extent is increasing to record levels. Antarctica is getting colder; its sea ice and ice cap are not melting

SOURCE: Judith Curry and Don Easterbrook, CFACT

Published: 28 Apr 2023

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The strands of cloud seen behind aeroplanes are trails of condensed water known as contrails, they are not chemtrails as some believe

CLAIM
Chemtrails contain toxic substances such as barium salts that are 10 thousand times more toxic to your nervous system than lead

SOURCE: William Deagle, Facebook

Published: 06 Apr 2023

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Pre-human changes in climate do not negate contemporary human influence on modern warming, contrary to implication in popular Instagram post

CLAIM
Climate changed naturally in prehistoric eras, modern climate change is a naturally occurring phenomenon

SOURCE: Social media user, Instagram

Published: 23 Jan 2023

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Link between CO2 and Earth’s temperature is well-established, despite claims on Fox News

CLAIM
Scientists have found no consistent correlation between CO2 and temperature; scientists do not know whether earth will warm or cool in future

SOURCE: Tom Harris , Fox News

Published: 18 Oct 2022

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