Christopher Colose

Research Scientist, SciSpace LLC, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Expertise: Atmospheric Science, Climate Dynamics, Planetary Atmospheres



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Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable Earth” gets wrong

in New York Magazine, by David Wallace-Wells

— 12 Jul 2017

"While it is clear that ongoing warming of the global climate would eventually have very severe consequences, the concept of the Earth becoming uninhabitable within anywhere near t..

Analysis of “One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 29 Mar 2017

"Overall, this piece accurately describes the findings of a new research paper by Mann et al on linkages between rapid Arctic warming and extreme weather at Earth's more temperate ..

Analysis of “Why are climate-change models so flawed? Because climate science is so incomplete”

in The Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby

— 16 Mar 2017

"The facts given by the author regarding the skills of climate models and the state of the art are mostly wrong. The most important processes are not understood by the author and h..

Analysis of “U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row.”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 19 Jan 2017

"The article accurately conveys the US agencies' declaration of 2016 as the hottest year on record. It provides some good background material on why the agencies' numbers differ sl..


Deserts cool the planet by reflecting solar radiation to space; vegetated areas have an overall warming effect, so planting trees in deserts doesn’t necessarily cool the planet

"Deserts are heat producers, reflecting around 60% to 70% of the solar energy that falls on them straight back into the atmosphere."; "If we want to do something about global warming, we have to do something about deserts."

SOURCE: Ties Van der Hoeven, Steve Rose, The Guardian

Published: 09 Apr 2021


Simple measurements demonstrate that CO2 is a greenhouse gas contrary to claim in online blogs

CO2 is not a greenhouse gas.

SOURCE: Tim Ball,

Published: 14 Jan 2020


CO2 caused warming during past climate changes, notably as a feedback amplifying other factors

CO2 does not cause climate change, it RESPONDS to it [...] temperature always changes first, and CO2 follows

SOURCE: Robert W. Felix, William Happer, Ice Age Now

Published: 14 Aug 2019


Earth is not at risk of becoming a hothouse like Venus, as Stephen Hawking claimed

Trump's action could push the Earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of two hundred and fifty degrees, and raining sulphuric acid.

SOURCE: Stephen Hawking, BBC

Published: 06 Jul 2017


CO2 is a greenhouse gas that caused warming during past climate changes, notably as a feedback amplifying other factors

Increases in atmospheric CO2 followed increases in temperature. Therefore, CO2 levels could not have forced temperatures to rise.

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

Published: 26 May 2017


Boston Globe column claims that climate models have consistently failed based on no evidence

Climate projections using models based on it [the water vapor feedback] have consistently failed

SOURCE: Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

Published: 16 Mar 2017