Andrew King

Research fellow, University of Melbourne

Expertise: Climate Extremes, Climate Variability, Detection and Attribution

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-932

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

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

ARTICLES REVIEWED

The Atlantic accurately explores climate context for Tropical Storm Harvey

in The Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer

— 29 Aug 2017

"A well written article that captures the essence of our understanding that under climate change storms will likely bring more rainfall. In the case of Harvey, all we can say is th..

New York Times story highlights the growing number of extremely hot days in a warming world

in The New York Times, by Brad Plumer & Nadja Popovich

— 26 Jun 2017

"The study’s claims all appear to be based on sound, peer-reviewed research. The claims are in line with longstanding predictions and are not cherry-picked or unrepresentative, a..

The Daily Wire makes wild claims about climate change based on no evidence

in The Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl

— 09 May 2017

"The article contains little to no rational treatment of observational data, but relies on heavily biased secondhand interpretation... Even the title is based on a lie. There is no..

The Telegraph publishes false information about Arctic climate

in The Telegraph, by Christopher Booker

— 09 May 2017

"This article suffers from a common error in reasoning. The author focuses on individual “snapshots” of the state of the climate while ignoring the long-term trends. Those tren..

Analysis of “Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’”

in The Guardian, by Damian Carrington

— 22 Mar 2017

"The article clearly and concisely documents some of 2016's climate extremes and puts them in the context of the warming trend.

Analysis of “Here’s why it’s so frickin’ hot right now”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 28 Feb 2017

"a nice summary of the current warm events in the bigger context of climate change. I caution against using a single month of data to support claims about climate change impacts on..

Analysis of “U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row.”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 19 Jan 2017

"The article accurately conveys the US agencies' declaration of 2016 as the hottest year on record. It provides some good background material on why the agencies' numbers differ sl..

Analysis of “Disasters like Louisiana floods will worsen as planet warms, scientists warn”

in The Guardian, by Oliver Milman

— 18 Aug 2016

"this article does a good job reporting on the recent floods in Lousiana and, more generally, the climate-change-induced changes in the water cycle that underlie scientists' concer..

Analysis of “What science can tell us about the links between global warming and massive heat waves”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 26 Jul 2016

"This is a well-written article that provides a good overall discussion around the connection between climate change and the ongoing US heat wave. In the absence of a specific even..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Climate change likely helped increase Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall, but too early to say exactly by how much

CLAIM
"[climate scientists] say that aspects of the case of Hurricane Harvey suggest global warming is making a bad situation worse."

SOURCE: Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 27 Aug. 2017

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: Lord Nigel Lawson, BBC, 10 Aug. 2017

VERDICT

Claim in New Scientist that humans are responsible for over 100% of warming is mostly correct

CLAIM
"more than 100 per cent of the warming over the past century is due to human actions"

SOURCE: Michael Le Page, New Scientist, 8 March 2017

VERDICT

Heat waves in the U.S. have already become more frequent and intense due to global warming

CLAIM
"the U.S. is shattering high temperature records far more frequently than it is shattering low temperature records"

SOURCE: Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, 21 July 2016

VERDICT