Britta Voss

Postdoctoral Research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey

Expertise: Biogeochemistry, Hydrology

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “Climate Exaggeration is Backfiring”

in Forbes, by Robert Bradley Jr.

— 29 Sep 2016

"This picking of quotes that are convenient for Robert Bradley Jr.'s narrative while ignoring what most climate scientists say is one of the most used rhetorical tools of this piec..

Analysis of “The Climate Snow Job”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Patrick Michaels

— 26 Jan 2016

"This article is indeed a snow job, as the title implies. The author has twisted the facts and distorted the science wildly. The author is well known for his wildly inaccurate clim..

Analysis of “2015 Was Not Even Close To Hottest Year On Record”

in Forbes, by James Taylor

— 22 Jan 2016

"This article makes startlingly inaccurate claims about the earth’s surface and satellite temperature records, as well as attempts to ascertain the earth’s temperatures over th..

Analysis of “Your Complete Guide to the Climate Debate”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Matt Ridley and Benny Peiser

— 30 Nov 2015

"This article peddles the usual false statements masquerading as opinion that we have been seeing for years, and would not be published by a reputable publisher. Most of the scient..

Analysis of “How Arctic ice has made fools of all those poor warmists”

in The Telegraph, by Christopher Booker

— 31 Jul 2015

"This "take" on Arctic sea-ice changes, and more generally polar ice evolution, is highly inaccurate and totally misleading. The authors goes to great lengths to try to convince re..

Analysis of “Earth heading for ‘mini ice age’ within 15 years”

in The Telegraph, by Dan Hyde

— 30 Jul 2015

"The whole argument in the article rests on the incorrect myth that the Maunder minimum caused a "mini ice age" and uses that name to draw specious implications and conclusions.

Analysis* of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si

in Vatican.va, by Pope Francis

— 22 Jun 2015

"The evidence presented in support of the anthropogenic footprint of environmental problems in general and climate change in particular was overall accurate and relevant. "

Analysis of “9 questions on rising seas”

in CNN, by John Sutter

— 12 May 2015

"This article does a very good job at presenting the main aspects of sea level rise and how it will impact coastal regions..."

Analysis of “The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Bjorn Lomborg

— 10 Feb 2015

"Tries and fails to make a convincing case for why humans need to worry about climate change less than they currently do."

Analysis of “2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics”

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 29 Jan 2015

"This article does a good job of putting the 2014 temperature record in context with quotes from experts and good descriptions of relevant issues such as El Nino."

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Electroverse article incorrectly claims the Sun is behind climate change

CLAIM
"the IPCC is wrong − the sun, not CO2, drove modern global warming"

SOURCE: Roger Higgs, Electroverse

Published: 18 Mar 2020

VERDICT

There is overwhelming evidence that current climate change is significantly caused by human carbon emissions contrary to claim in Townhall

CLAIM
"Human-produced carbon might be one of the factors [of climate change], but there’s simply no evidence that it is a significant one."

SOURCE: Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Published: 11 Sep 2019

VERDICT

Earth’s orbit cannot explain modern climate change

CLAIM
"changes in the solar orbit of the earth, along with alterations to the earth’s axial tilt, are both responsible for what climate scientists today have dubbed as “warming”[...]. In no way, shape, or form are humans warming or cooling the planet"

SOURCE: Ethan Huff, Natural News

Published: 03 Sep 2019

VERDICT

Claim that cosmic rays are a crucial player for current climate change is unsupported

CLAIM
"Based on the increase of solar activity during the twentieth century, it should account for between half to two-thirds of all climate change"

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Nir Shaviv, Electroverse

Published: 13 Aug 2019

VERDICT

The Sun cannot explain recent global warming, contrary to what Heartland Institute report claims

CLAIM
"Solar forcings are not too small to explain twentieth century warming. In fact, their effect could be equal to or greater than the effect of CO2 in the atmosphere."

SOURCE: Craig Idso, Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, Heartland Institute

Published: 03 May 2017

VERDICT