Reviews of articles from: Forbes

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Forbes article accurately describes research on Atlantic ocean circulation weakening, but headline goes farther

in Forbes, by Trevor Nace

“This is an accurate, concise summary of the slowdown of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and its possible future states. There are a couple of minor issues: specifically, one of the links goes to an irrelevant article, and it would be useful to have a couple more citations to the scientific literature. The title is possibly a little overstated; I might instead say that the AMOC is at risk of collapsing in a warming world.”

— 09 Aug 2017


Analysis of “Hillary Clinton Boards The Climate Crisis Train To Nowhere”

in Forbes, by Roy Spencer

“The article is inaccurate in several places and conveys that one must choose between solving immediate problems, such as poverty, and long-term risks such as climate change. We can do both, and indeed must do both if we take poverty seriously, since climate change disproportionately affects the poor.”

— 29 Oct 2016


Analysis of “Climate Exaggeration is Backfiring”

in Forbes, by Robert Bradley Jr.

“This picking of quotes that are convenient for Robert Bradley Jr.’s narrative while ignoring what most climate scientists say is one of the most used rhetorical tools of this piece. The other is the use of offensive emotional language to reduce the critical thinking of his readers. People should know that Forbes is nowadays just a blogging platform.”

— 29 Sep 2016


Analysis of “2015 Was Not Even Close To Hottest Year On Record”

in Forbes, by James Taylor

“This article makes startlingly inaccurate claims about the earth’s surface and satellite temperature records, as well as attempts to ascertain the earth’s temperatures over the past two millennia through proxy measurements. The author would do well to talk to scientists involved in surface and satellite records and to consult the peer-reviewered scientific literature rather than blogs when writing in the future.”

— 22 Jan 2016


Analysis of “Top 10 Global Warming Lies That May Shock You”

in Forbes, by James Taylor

“This article wins the Olympic gold for cherry-picking data, misleading claims, and a long list of scientifically unsupported assertions.”

— 03 Nov 2015


Analysis of “Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat”

in Forbes, by James Taylor

“This article discusses land and sea ice interchangebly and appears to confuse the two. This is a fundamental error, equivalent in other fields to confusing house and senate, or an artery and vein.”

— 29 Oct 2015


Analysis of “Climate Change Will Cause Increased Flooding In Coastal Cities ”

in Forbes, by Matthew Francis

“The article discusses a manuscript that is still under “open access” review, so naturally there is still significant (and public) discussion about the details among scientific reviewers. Overall the article is accurate, […] and it correctly states that sea level rise is a real problem regardless of this particular Hansen publication.”

— 25 Oct 2015


CLAIM REVIEWS

Sea level rise is accelerating, and with it the risk associated with coastal storm surge, contrary to claim in Forbes

CLAIM
"Sea level rise, which was occurring long before humans could be blamed, has not accelerated."

SOURCE: Roy Spencer, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2016

VERDICT