Adam Sobel

Professor, Columbia University

Expertise: Atmospheric & climate dynamics, Tropical meteorology, Extreme weather

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hypothesis   Hypothesis handle: ahs129

Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6296/242

publication   http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-

publication   http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-01

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here”

in Rolling Stone, by Eric Holthaus

— 12 Aug 2015

"The article rightly communicates the urgency and seriousness of human-induced climate change, [...] However, by the title, subtitle, and overall framing, it is likely to give an i..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

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