Reviews of articles from: BBC

ARTICLE REVIEWS

BBC article on ocean acidification report accurate but brief

in BBC, by Roger Harrabin

“A good summary of BIOACID’s key results. The information provided here is based on peer-reviewed scientific articles… I think these complex (and so far poorly understood) food web interactions deserve attention by both the public and the scientific community.”

— 25 Oct 2017


Analysis of “Miami’s fight against rising seas”

in BBC, by Amanda Ruggeri

“The information in this story is generally correct—the frequency and severity of flooding is accelerating due to sea level rise, and the quoted scientists from NOAA and FAU are credible experts in this field.”

— 07 Apr 2017


CLAIM REVIEWS

On BBC Newsnight, Myron Ebell falsely claims climate models exaggerate warming

CLAIM
"The rate of warming according to the data is much slower than the models used by the IPCC"

SOURCE: Myron Ebell, BBC Newsnight, 8 Oct. 2018

VERDICT

Some extreme weather events are clearly becoming more common, in contrast to Lord Lawson’s claim

CLAIM
"The IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is sort of the voice of the consensus, concedes that there has been no increase in extreme weather events."

SOURCE: Nigel Lawson, BBC, 10 Aug. 2017

VERDICT

Lord Lawson falsely claims that global temperatures have declined over last decade

CLAIM
"according, again, to the official figures—during this past 10 years, if anything, mean global temperature, average world temperature, has slightly declined"

SOURCE: Nigel Lawson, BBC, 10 Aug. 2017

VERDICT

Earth is not at risk of becoming a hothouse like Venus, as Stephen Hawking claimed

CLAIM
"Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid."

SOURCE: Stephen Hawking, BBC, 2 July 2017

VERDICT