Andrew King

Research fellow, University of Melbourne

Expertise: Climate Extremes, Climate Variability, Detection and Attribution

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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

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..

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..

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

Published: 29 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: Nigel Lawson, BBC

Published: 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

Published: 11 Mar 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

Published: 24 Jul 2016

VERDICT