Reviews of articles from: Facebook

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The energy costs of manufacturing wind turbines are recouped in one to six months; turbines are financially profitable over their lifetimes

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Wind turbines in the US are made of toxic materials that pollute the environment, are mostly built in Germany, and will not pay off their manufacturing costs within their lifetimes.

SOURCE: Internet User, Facebook

Published: 08 Apr 2021

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Connecting a generator to the wheel of an electric vehicle won’t recharge its battery

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The rotating wheel of an electric vehicle can recharge the vehicle’s battery by affixing a generator

SOURCE: Ozzy's Classics, Facebook

Published: 15 Mar 2021

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Scientists didn’t announce impending environmental catastrophes every decade since the 1970s

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"Government funded science: 70’s: another ice age in 10 years; 80’s: acid rain will destroy all crops in 10 years; 90’s: the ozone layer will be destroyed in 10 years; 2000’s the ice caps will be gone on 10 years"

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 03 Mar 2021

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Viral photo of a helicopter de-icing a wind turbine is from Sweden, not Texas; current power outages in Texas are due to multiple fuel types going offline

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Helicopters are using chemicals made from fossil fuels to defrost wind turbines; frosted wind turbines are responsible for blackouts in Texas; “the reason your power is/was out is wind energy's fault.”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 17 Feb 2021

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NOAA shows clear global warming trends over the past 58 years based on radiosonde data

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“The 58 year net gain of global temperature is zero. We are simply in a cyclical, normal ebb and flow of temperature.”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 05 Feb 2021

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Brush rake attachments are primarily used to pile up heavy forest debris as part of active thinning, harvesting, and removal projects

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“this is [...] a brush rake. It's used for clearing underbrush and debris from the forest floor that builds up and creates fuel for wild fires. Now you can stop looking stupid trying to make fun of Trump telling California to rake the forest.”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 04 Nov 2020

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Climate change, forest management and several other causes contribute to wildfire severity and total area burned in the western United States

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“Forest fires are caused by poor management. Not by climate change.”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 16 Sep 2020

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Facebook meme incorrectly claims past climate variations contradict human influence on current climate

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The idea that 'climate change' is new or is caused by Humans is nonsense.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 13 Jan 2020

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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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