Nikki Forrester

Science Editor

CLAIM REVIEWS

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

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

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Electroverse

Published: 24 Mar 2020

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CO2 can increase plant growth in greenhouses while also negatively affecting ecosystems and human societies

CLAIM
"CO2 is a plant nutrient...it’s not a pollutant that threatens human civilization. If CO2 was so terrible for the planet, then installing a CO2 generator in a greenhouse would kill the plants."

SOURCE: Mike Adams, Natural News

Published: 19 Mar 2020

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Sea levels rose faster in the past century than in previous time periods

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"Sea level rise has been slow and a constant, pre-dating industrialization"

SOURCE: Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Published: 12 Mar 2020

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Sea levels have risen throughout the 20th century, contrary to claim in online articles

CLAIM
"Scientists were caught 'adjusting' sea level data to create false impression of rising oceans"

SOURCE: Vicki Batts, James Delingpole, Signs of the Times, Breitbart

Published: 20 Feb 2020

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