Dan Chavas

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Expertise: Tropical Cyclone physics, Risk analysis

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

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

publication   http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-

ARTICLES REVIEWED

The Atlantic accurately explores climate context for Tropical Storm Harvey

in The Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer

— 29 Aug 2017

"A well written article that captures the essence of our understanding that under climate change storms will likely bring more rainfall. In the case of Harvey, all we can say is th..

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 “How Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane on record so quickly”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 27 Oct 2015

"A well written and balanced article that draws on a range of scientific opinion from well-established climate scientists, hurricane specialists and forecasters. The article provid..

Analysis of “Vanuatu’s president makes a leap in tying Cyclone Pam to climate change”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 23 Mar 2015

"... well-written article that hits most of the key points regarding the complex question of how global warming may affect tropical cyclones."

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."

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Climate change likely helped increase Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall, but too early to say exactly by how much

CLAIM
"[climate scientists] say that aspects of the case of Hurricane Harvey suggest global warming is making a bad situation worse."

SOURCE: Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 27 Aug. 2017

VERDICT