Research fellow, University of Melbourne
Expertise: Climate Extremes, Climate Variability, Detection and Attribution
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PragerU video on climate change repeats a range of misleading claims by Steven Koonin
in PragerU, by Steve Koonin
— 29 Nov 2021
"The author of this video, Dr. Steven Koonin, says he is following the scientific reports published by the UN and US government, but by subtly changing wording and choosing not to ..
Video promoted by John Stossel for Earth Day relies on incorrect and misleading claims about climate change
in Stossel TV, by John Stossel, Patrick Michaels, David Legates
— 21 Apr 2021
"This video is misleading in so many ways it’s hard to know where to begin. For a start there’s a repeated assertion that climate “alarmists” won’t enter debate on climat..
Article in Business Insider accurately describes results from a study estimating up to 3 billion people could live in much warmer temperatures by 2070
in Business Insider, by Sarah Al-Arshani
— 12 May 2020
The article in Business Insider discusses findings from a study published May, 2020 that projected one to three billion people could live in much warmer climates by 2070, assuming ...
ABC article effectively illustrates important climate trends for Australian readers
in Australian Broadcasting Company, by Tim Leslie, Joshua Byrd, Nathan Hoad
— 11 Dec 2019
"This article is exceptionally good in delivering accurate information in an engaging way. There are many useful statements made about the effects of climate change on extreme weat..
Claim that human civilization could end in 30 years is speculative, not supported with evidence
in IFLScience, by James Felton
— 09 Jun 2019
"The report this article is based on describes a scenario which is unlikely, but several aspects of what is included in the report are likely to worsen in coming decades, such as t..
New York Times’ coverage of IPCC report clearly presents conclusions
in The New York Times, by Coral Davenport
— 24 Jan 2019
This story in The New York Times covered the October release of the IPCC's "Global Warming of 1.5 °C" report. Scientists who reviewed the story found that it provided an accurate...
USA Today story updates readers on trend in monthly global temperatures
in USA Today, by Doyle Rice
— 14 Jan 2019
"The piece accurately reports the surface temperature record warming of recent decades and joins the dots appropriately to the underlying cause of human emissions. It appropriately..
Daily Mail correctly reports that climate change leads to more severe heatwaves, but explanation of recent weather is off the mark
in Daily Mail, by Joe Pinkstone
— 07 Jul 2018
"Mostly this article is accurate in its reporting of the recent heat over North America and Eurasia. However, there are a few misleading statements, including the headline, that ex..
The Australian’s coverage of Great Barrier Reef study creates perception that scientists are divided
in The Australian, by Graham Lloyd
— 22 Apr 2018
"The Australian chooses to present a mixed message on this story when the science is extremely clear. The title and quote from Prof. Kaempf do not represent the views of the broade..
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..
Climate change likely helped increase Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall, but too early to say exactly by how much
[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
Published: 29 Aug 2017
Some extreme weather events are clearly becoming more common, in contrast to Lord Lawson’s 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
Claim in New Scientist that humans are responsible for over 100% of warming is mostly correct
more than 100 per cent of the warming over the past century is due to human actions
SOURCE: Michael Le Page, New Scientist
Published: 11 Mar 2017
Heat waves in the U.S. have already become more frequent and intense due to global warming
the U.S. is shattering high temperature records far more frequently than it is shattering low temperature records
SOURCE: Chris Mooney, The Washington Post
Published: 24 Jul 2016