Assistant Professor, St. Francis Xavier University
Expertise: Permafrost carbon feedback, Carbon budgets, Climate modeling
Guardian coverage of essay on potential of future “hothouse” climate is generally accurate, but misstates some details
in The Guardian, by Jonathan Watts
— 09 Aug 2018
"The article reasonably summarizes a new study published in PNAS, which describes the potential of tipping elements to enhance climate warming and the potential for the Earth to tr..
Washington Post accurately covers permafrost study, albeit under a somewhat sensational headline
in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney
— 22 Mar 2018
The article accurately described a study indicating that more of the carbon released from thawing permafrost will be released as methane and provided context on its overall implica...
Daily Wire article misunderstands study on carbon budget (along with Fox News, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Breitbart…)
in The Daily Wire, by James Barrett
— 21 Sep 2017
"The article selectively quotes from interviews and scientific papers to create the false perception that climate models significantly overestimate the rate of warming. The article..
New York Times accurately assesses the state of Alaskan permafrost
in The New York Times, by Henry Fountain
— 24 Aug 2017
"The article is accurate in its descriptions of the physical and ecological processes that are behind permafrost changes. It also does a good job of getting across the nature of th..