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

Financial Post commentary jumps to unsupported conclusions in claiming “climate change isn’t causing extreme weather”

in Financial Post, by Ross McKitrick

— 13 Jun 2019

"This article is misleading since it confuses changes in climate change impacts with changes in climate and weather extremes and it subjectively selects examples that support its m..

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

Senator Sanders’ claim that climate change is making tornadoes worse isn’t supported by published research

CLAIM
"The science is clear, climate change is making extreme weather events, including tornadoes, worse."

SOURCE: Senator Bernie Sanders, Facebook

Published: 08 Mar 2019

VERDICT

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

Published: 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

Published: 10 Aug 2017

VERDICT