Andreas Prein

Project Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Expertise: High-resolution climate modeling, Climate extremes

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v7/n1/full/

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL0

publication   http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-01

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “From extreme drought to record rain: Why California’s drought-to-deluge cycle is getting worse”

in Los Angeles Times, by Paige St. John and Rong-Gong Lin II

— 14 Apr 2017

"The article is accurate and highlights the challenges that California’s water resource managers are facing due to climate change. There are some issues with differentiating natu..

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