The global polar bear population is threatened by loss of sea ice, contrary to PragerU’s video claim

CLAIM
The polar bear population has been growing. Polar bears are thriving even where sea ice is diminishing.

SOURCE: Anonymous, PragerU

Published: 18 May 2020

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Diesel cars are a major source of NO2 emissions in European cities, contrary to online claim

CLAIM
The drop in NO2 content has only been “slight”. So it cannot be the evil diesel engine cars that are “choking” our cities.

SOURCE: Holger Douglas, Tichys Einblick

Published: 02 May 2020

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Claim that CO2 is cooling the planet is misleading, anthropogenic CO2 emissions overall cause global warming

CLAIM
Global warming slowing down? 'Ironic' study finds more CO2 has slightly cooled the planet

SOURCE: Sebastian Kettley, Express

Published: 24 Apr 2020

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Human activities have dramatically increased atmospheric CO2 levels, causing imbalances in the global carbon cycle

CLAIM
Human additions of CO2 are in the margin of error of current measurements and the gradual increase in CO2 is mainly from oceans degassing as the planet slowly emerges from the last ice age.

SOURCE: Cole Ryan, I Love Carbon Dioxide

Published: 20 Apr 2020

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Human-induced increases in greenhouse gases are the primary driver of global warming, contrary to claims in CFACT article

CLAIM
They tell us that we are the primary forces controlling earth temperatures by the burning of fossil fuels and releasing their carbon dioxide. I hope my readers can recognize the absurdity of their claims. … increasing sunspots are linked to increases in earth temperature

SOURCE: Jay Lehr, CFACT

Published: 15 Apr 2020

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Scientists observe most widespread bleaching event ever recorded at The Great Barrier Reef

CLAIM
The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing the most widespread bleaching ever recorded

SOURCE: Michael Slezak and Penny Timms, ABC News

Published: 11 Apr 2020

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The Antarctic ozone layer is recovering, but The Independent claim fails to grasp significance of study it relies on

CLAIM
The ozone layer is healing

SOURCE: Louise Boyle, The Independent

Published: 07 Apr 2020

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Deforestation can facilitate the emergence and spread of some infectious diseases

CLAIM
Deforestation has made humans more vulnerable to pandemics

SOURCE: Lani Chan and Tom McKenna, Now This

Published: 01 Apr 2020

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Global data contradict claim of no acceleration in sea level rise

CLAIM
The long-term tide gauge datasets are all in agreement that there is no acceleration

SOURCE: Willis Eschenbach, Watts Up With That?

Published: 01 Apr 2020

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Temperature trends in the U.S. are consistent with warming around the world, contrary to Electroverse claim

CLAIM
Historical data of temperature in the U.S. destroys global warming myth

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Electroverse

Published: 24 Mar 2020

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