Christopher Colose

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NASA GISS

Expertise: Atmospheric Science, Climate Dynamics, Planetary Atmospheres

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://www.earth-syst-dynam.net/7/681/2016/

publication   http://www.clim-past.net/12/961/2016/

ARTICLES REVIEWED

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..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

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

CLAIM
"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, 2 July 2017

VERDICT

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

CLAIM
"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, 2016

VERDICT

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

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

SOURCE: Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, 14 March 2017

VERDICT