François Massonnet

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Université catholique de Louvain

Expertise: Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, Climate model evaluation

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

publication   http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6311/452

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..

Insightful Bloomberg coverage on the rapidly changing Arctic: sea ice melt and permafrost thawing

in Bloomberg, by Blacki Migliozzi & Eric Roston

— 21 Apr 2017

Declining Arctic sea ice cover and thawing permafrost are both complex feedbacks that amplify global warming: The loss of reflective sea ice means more sunlight absorbed by the dar...

Analysis of “The big melt: Global sea ice at record low”

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 10 Feb 2017

The five scientists who reviewed the article concluded that it is accurate. It properly conveys the core facts about global sea ice extent and the attribution of continuing sea ice...

CLAIMS REVIEWED

President Trump’s claim of growing ice does not reflect reality

CLAIM
"The ice caps were going to melt. They were going to be gone by now, but now they're setting records"

SOURCE: Donald Trump, ITV, 28 Jan. 2018

VERDICT

Heartland Institute report incorrectly claims no evidence of human impacts in melting ice

CLAIM
"Melting of Arctic sea ice and polar icecaps is not occurring at ‘unnatural’ rates and does not constitute evidence of a human impact on the climate."

SOURCE: Craig Idso, Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, Heartland Institute, 2016

VERDICT