Article falsely attributes invented quotes to James Hansen

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Father of Global Warming’ Scientist Finally Admits Theory Is Wrong

SOURCE: Baxter Dmitry, NewsPunch, Your News Wire, Principia Scientific

Published: 01 Jan 2020

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False claim that wind turbines generate more global warming than fossil fuels misrepresents study it relies on

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Harvard study finds that wind turbines create MORE global warming than the fossil fuels they eliminate

SOURCE: Ethan Huff, Ecology.news

Published: 23 Dec 2019

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Ice cube meme misrepresents physics of sea level rise to claim melting ice has no effect

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[Photo] A little science lesson for the #idiots at the global warming conference. Ice berg melts, ocean level remains the same.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 17 Dec 2019

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1977 “coming ice age” Time magazine cover is a fake

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When the exact same group of 'experts' who claimed it was global cooling in 1977 now claim it's global warming you can easily see why I am skeptical

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 16 Dec 2019

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Bedrock heat flow studies made no claim contradicting human-caused melting of glaciers

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[A] series of just-released studies by working-level scientists prove that geological and not atmospheric forces are responsible for melting of Earth’s polar ice sheets.

SOURCE: James Edward Kamis, Climate Change Dispatch

Published: 22 Nov 2019

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Claim of a coming ice age misrepresents the study it relies on

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Scientists studying Antarctica sea ice warn a rise in accumulation could spark the next ice age.

SOURCE: Stacy Liberatore, Chris Ciaccia, Daily Mail, Fox News

Published: 01 Nov 2019

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Human activities release far more carbon dioxide than volcanoes do

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That one little burp by Mt. Etna has already put more than 10,000 times the CO2 into the atmosphere than mankind has in our entire time on the Earth

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook post

Published: 31 Oct 2019

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Letter to the UN was not signed by 500 scientists or experts on climate science

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500 Scientists Write U.N.: ‘There Is No Climate Emergency’.... More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a 'European Climate Declaration' to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

SOURCE: Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart

Published: 30 Oct 2019

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Photo meme of Sydney Harbour incorrectly claims no sea level rise has occurred

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Unprecedented climate change has caused sea level at Sydney Harbour to rise approximately 0.0 cm over the past 140 years.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook post

Published: 28 Oct 2019

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2°C is not known to be a “point of no return”, as Jonathan Franzen claims

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The consensus among scientists and policy-makers is that we’ll pass this point of no return if the global mean temperature rises by more than two degrees Celsius

SOURCE: Jonathan Franzen, The New Yorker

Published: 17 Sep 2019

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