Research Scientist, NASA
Expertise: Carbon dioxide, Methane, Fire, Forests, Carbon sequestration
Hypothesis handle: benpoulter
Qualifying publication(s): see criteria
Guardian article on Arctic methane emissions claiming “a new climate feedback loop may have been triggered” lacks important context
in The Guardian, by Jonathan Watts
— 30 Oct 2020
"This article’s claim that methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean are starting to be released, awakening a “sleeping giant”, cannot be supported by the limited observational da..
Guardian story conveys statement by scientists stressing role of deforestation in climate change
in The Guardian, by Oliver Milman
— 09 Oct 2018
"The article correctly links estimates of current carbon dioxide emissions from land use and land cover change with fairly conservative estimates for potential carbon sequestration..
Breitbart article on California fires misleads by omitting explanation of climate’s influence
in Breitbart, by Joel Pollak
— 19 Dec 2017
"The Breitbart article provides a poorly reasoned and misleading view of how climate change has contributed to recent fires in California and the rest of the western USA. The most ..
Global Warming and fire suppression practices boost wildfires in the US West, as correctly reported in The Atlantic
in The Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer
— 11 Sep 2017
"The article provides an excellent summary of how rising air temperatures are leading to drier conditions and more fire activity among forests in parts of the western United States..
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..