WikiTribune

How to spot fact from online fiction

2017-12-01

"Find your fact checker by subject: Climate Change: Climate Feedback"

The Guardian

New study uncovers the ‘keystone domino’ strategy of climate denial

2017-11-29

"Climate Feedback (which enlists climate scientists to review news articles related to climate change) is a highly respected and influential resource."

Nieman Reports

Covering Climate Change, with Urgency and Creativity

2017-08-28

"That has made it more crucial than ever that journalists are able to separate fact from opinion, says Emmanuel Vincent, a project scientist at the University of California, Merced, who launched the website Climate Feedback three years ago as a forum for scientists to weigh in on the accuracy of media coverage. “Rick Perry said that climate change is due to the oceans, and a journalist may just let it go and say that’s his opinion, but it contradicts reality,” he says. “It should be the job of the journalist to say that.”"

Current Affairs

Teaching Climate Change – The best way to teach someone about science is by encouraging them to doubt it…

2017-08-07

"Recently, a conservative think tank called the Heartland Institute sent an elaborate booklet called “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to schoolteachers all over the country. Some have worried that, since it is a piece of “unscientific propaganda” containing false claims about climate science, it will “mislead tens of thousands of students.” But the scientists at Climate Feedback, a nonpartisan institution that evaluates claims about climate science in the media, had a different perspective. While giving the Heartland Institute’s report an “F” for accuracy, and thoroughly debunking its various claims, they didn’t simply tell teachers to throw the document away and forget it showed up. Instead, they said, “this book provides an opportunity for science teachers to teach their students about fallacious reasoning, as well as common misconceptions about climate science and the deceptive talking points that today floods their social media feeds.”"

Independent

Climate change doomsday warning of ‘rolling death smog’ and ‘perpetual war’ criticised by scientists

2017-07-13

On the Climate Feedback website, 14 scientists rated its “scientific credibility” as low with some variously suggesting the article was “alarmist”, “unclear” or “misleading”.

Sierra Club National Magazine

Fear Factor: A Defense of NEW YORK’s Climate Doom Cover Story

2017-07-14

Let’s get some unpleasantries out of the way: Wallace-Wells’s story isn’t without its faults. In a lengthy discussion at Climate Feedback, a group of 17 scientists have identified what they say are inaccuracies in the piece. [...] And yet, as one scientist involved in the Climate Feedback dialogue, UCLA post-doc Daniel Swain, points out, “It is quantitatively true—and often underappreciated—that the likelihood of a ‘worse than expected’ climate future is actually higher than a ‘better than expected’ one.”

The Huffington Post

New York Times Readers Are Canceling Subscriptions Over Climate-Denying Writer

2017-04-29

“I will support your newspaper no more,” Rahmstorf wrote to the Times in his letter, which he shared on Twitter Thursday. “Instead, I will give the money to ClimateFeedback.org, a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. It is much better invested there.”

The Boston Globe

Blanket claim that climate models are flawed dismisses their key role

2017-03-27

Following Climate Feedback’s analysis, The Boston Globe invited us to write a short letter to the editor responding to Jacoby’s column. “As The Boston Globe’s Twitter account claims, #FactsMatter. To gain correct scientific understanding of how the world works, sound logic is also required.”

The Guardian

This is why conservative media outlets like the Daily Mail are ‘unreliable’

2017-02-13

“This past November, Rose tried to blame the record-shattering hot global temperatures of 2016 on El Niño in a piece that the climate scientists at "Climate Feedback gave a “very low” scientific credibility score of -1.9. The lowest possible score is -2.0. The scientists described Rose’s article as “incredibly misleading,” “flawed to perfection,” “deceptive,” and “completely bogus.” One expressed dismay that they couldn’t rate its credibility worse than “very low.””

Real Climate

Fake news, hacked mail, alternative facts – that’s old hat for climate scientists

2017-02-08

"What we should do […] Gather the views of independent experts. A very useful initiative in this regard is Climate Feedback, which solicits and publishes comments from a whole range of scientists about media articles on climate.”