Andrew Dessler

Professor, Texas A&M University

Expertise: Climate Change and Water Vapor

Details:

   Website

hypothesis   Hypothesis handle: adessler

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Washington Examiner op-ed cherry-picks data and misleads readers about climate models

in The Washington Examiner, by Patrick Michaels, Caleb Stewart Rossiter

— 31 Aug 2019

"This article focuses only on specific lines of evidence that climate models disagree with observations. In doing so, the authors ignore research that helps to reconcile difference..

USA Today op-ed ignores evidence to claim climate change had no role in Hurricane Florence

in USA Today, by Roy Spencer

— 17 Sep 2018

This op-ed in USA Today makes the claim that Hurricane Florence has no appreciable contribution from human-caused climate change. Scientists who reviewed the article found that it...

Financial Post commentary misleads about warming effect of greenhouse gas emissions by cherry-picking studies

in Financial Post, by Ross McKitrick

— 22 Jun 2018

"This is an opinion piece in the "lukewarm" category, arguing that climate models are wrong, future warming will be small, based on carefully selected publications, misleading pres..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Earth is not at risk of becoming a hothouse like Venus, as Stephen Hawking claimed

CLAIM
"Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid."

SOURCE: Stephen Hawking, BBC

Published: 06 Jul 2017

VERDICT