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

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Popular story on Fox2Now accurately describes 2017 global temperature, sea ice extent

in Fox2News, CNN, by Brandon Miller, Fox2News Staff

— 04 Dec 2018

"The article is factually correct. The reality that Arctic sea ice is getting younger is not so well known from the public, so such an article is welcome. The article’s title an..

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