Christopher Merchant

Professor, University of Reading and UK National Centre for Earth Observation

Expertise: Climate observation, Climatology using satellites, Surface temperature

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S

publication   http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/jo

CLAIMS REVIEWED

The Wall Street Journal fails to acknowledge that 2016 was the warmest year on record

CLAIM
"no one really knows if last year (2016) was a (global temperature) record"

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 19 Jan. 2017

VERDICT

Global surface temperatures are increasing according to climate projections, contrary to Wall Street Journal claim

CLAIM
"the warming is not nearly as great as the climate change computer models have predicted."

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 19 Jan. 2017

VERDICT