How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather?
— 01 Feb 2019
Over the past decade, a growing body of research has proposed ways in which rapid Arctic warming can lead to harsh winters, summer heatwaves and even floods and droughts across the...
How credible were 2018’s most popular climate articles?
— 24 Jan 2019
Compared to last year’s top 10, there is a notable lack of low credibility stories. Two stories garnered mixed reviews from scientists. In one case, this was an article detailing...
Climate misinformation video reaches broad audience with help from Youtube recommendation algorithm
— 21 Dec 2018
YouTube's recommendation algorithm recently began promoting a video about climate change on dozens of popular Youtube channels; the video has been promoted to between 300,000 and 2...
False claims of a coming ice age spread through ecosystem of unreliable news sites, blogs, and social media accounts
— 21 Nov 2018
Similar claims that we would be heading towards an imminent “mini ice age” were also repeated without verification throughout a network of unreliable outlets for climate news ...
Sky News Australia airs false climate information in misleading video by Rowan Dean
— 30 Oct 2018
"While the variations in the Sun’s magnetic activity (leading to small variations in solar radiation reaching the Earth) have some discernible effect on our climate, their impact..
A discussion with experts on California wildfire links to climate change
— 16 Mar 2018
In many of these conversations, the question is framed in a fairly reductionist way: “Did global warming cause the California fires?” A more nuanced and scientifically-answerab...
Most popular climate change stories of 2017 reviewed by scientists
— 17 Jan 2018
Many stories were written about climate science in 2017, but were the ones that “went viral” scientifically accurate? To find out, we compiled a list of articles with the most ...
US Congressman Lamar Smith rushes to dismiss study of Texas hurricanes like Harvey in a warming climate
— 24 Nov 2017
"Congressman Smith is an expert at using seemingly true statements to convey falsehoods." - Prof. Kerry Emanuel
Tony Abbott speech on climate change rehashes misleading, inaccurate talking points
— 12 Oct 2017
“the usual mix of misdirection, falsehoods and tirades against ‘brigades’ who supposedly say this and that but are never clearly identified”. In his speech, Abbott repeate...
False claim that global warming is natural propagates in a climate misinformation echo-chamber
— 14 Sep 2017
The diagram below shows that the articles mostly rely heavily on each other—like in an echo chamber—with very few outside sources included in the reporting. A first wave of “...