CLAIM REVIEWS

Optimal atmospheric CO2 for dinosaurs and plants is harmful for humans; current concentration is higher than Homo sapiens have ever experienced

CLAIM
High CO2 was fine for the dinosaurs and high CO2 benefits plants today in greenhouses, so more CO2 can’t be bad for humans

SOURCE: Jimmy Corsetti, Bright Insight

Published: 13 Feb 2024

VERDICT

Study calls for people to grow their own food for many years to come, despite finding higher carbon footprint compared to conventional agriculture

CLAIM
Study and headline saying homegrown food is more carbon intensive than conventional agriculture is meant to discourage and stop people from growing their own food

SOURCE: Social media users, The Atlas Society

Published: 02 Feb 2024

VERDICT

US proposed bills and hearings do not confirm the use of chemtrails, which do not exist and are not a geoengineering strategy

CLAIM
US state governments are banning chemtrails, confirming secret government programs using chemtrails for various purposes that harm the public and the environment

SOURCE: Social media users, OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY

Published: 26 Jan 2024

VERDICT

Evidence greenhouse gasses cause global warming denied by Willie Soon in Tucker Carlson interview, resulting in mass social media climate misinformation

CLAIM
Carbon dioxide does not cause global warming, scientists are 90% sure it’s the Sun; The climate problems blamed on carbon dioxide (such as ocean acidification and negative impacts on polar bears) are not real

SOURCE: Willie Soon, Tucker Carlson Network

Published: 22 Jan 2024

VERDICT

Contrary to widespread misrepresentation, new study finds “extremely minimal” impact of human breathing on climate

CLAIM
Scientists say human breathing is fueling global warming

SOURCE: Jonathan Chadwick, Daily Mail (MailOnline)

Published: 12 Jan 2024

VERDICT

Viral claim that cow burps are not an important contributor to climate change ignores full range of greenhouse gas emissions of beef production

CLAIM
Methane from cows is only a small percentage of total greenhouse gas emissions, it would be produced anyways without cattle, it is not an important contributor to climate change

SOURCE: Social media user, Instagram

Published: 09 Jan 2024

VERDICT

Uncertainties about future climate change in the 1970’s does not invalidate today’s evidence on the reality of global warming

CLAIM
Scientists predicted global cooling and were wrong, so they are wrong about global warming

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 19 Dec 2023

VERDICT

Water vapor is a greenhouse gas, but it is not a major driver of global warming

CLAIM
Water vapor is the most abundant greenhouse gas so it is the main cause of recent global warming

SOURCE: Facebook users, Climate Change is Crap

Published: 08 Dec 2023

VERDICT

Global warming matches model predictions well despite misconstrued claims about new photosynthesis study

CLAIM
New photosynthesis study shows that Earth is not warming as predicted by climate models

SOURCE: Steve Milloy, Twitter

Published: 01 Dec 2023

VERDICT

Wall Street Journal article questions decades of scientific evidence demonstrating elevated atmospheric-CO2 causes global warming

CLAIM
We do not know if CO2 is the cause of global warming

SOURCE: Holman W. Jenkins Jr., Wall Street Journal

Published: 21 Nov 2023

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

Of the many factors that cause wildfires, the influence of climate change and human activities is growing

— 16 Oct 2023

Although there are multiple things at play when it comes to wildfires, climate change is becoming increasingly important. Wildfires are the result of complex interactions between b...