Georg Feulner

Senior Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Expertise: Paleoclimatology, Influence of solar activity on Earth's climate

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publication   http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v8/n9/abs/ngeo2

ARTICLES REVIEWED

The Daily Wire makes wild claims about climate change based on no evidence

in The Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl

— 09 May 2017

"The article contains little to no rational treatment of observational data, but relies on heavily biased secondhand interpretation... Even the title is based on a lie. There is no..

Analysis of “Scientists: Here’s What Really Causes Climate Change (And It Has Nothing To Do With Human Beings)”

in The Daily Wire, by James Barrett

— 28 Feb 2017

"The article misuses a Nature article on a geological process 90 millions years ago to argue the warming of the past century is not anthropogenic. It seems the reasoning is ideolog..

Analysis of “Earth heading for ‘mini ice age’ within 15 years”

in The Telegraph, by Dan Hyde

— 30 Jul 2015

"The whole argument in the article rests on the incorrect myth that the Maunder minimum caused a "mini ice age" and uses that name to draw specious implications and conclusions.

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Express article falsely warns of a solar-induced “ice age”

CLAIM
"The current solar minimum could last for more than three decades which could lead to temperatures plummeting across the globe, scientists have warned."

SOURCE: Sean Martin, Express

Published: 06 Aug 2019

VERDICT

Sky News Australia interview falsely claims that global cooling is coming soon

CLAIM
"the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, and that in fact a new solar-driven cooling period is not far off"

SOURCE: Alan Jones, Nils Axel-Mörner, Sky News Australia

Published: 18 Jul 2019

VERDICT

Metro’s claims of coming “mini ice age” have no basis in reality

CLAIM
"[S]unspot activity on the surface of our star has dropped to a new low. It’s feared this could herald the arrival of a uniquely grim ‘mini Ice Age’."

SOURCE: Jasper Hamill, Metro

Published: 20 Nov 2018

VERDICT

A lull in solar activity would have little effect on global temperatures; claims of “global cooling” are not based on science

CLAIM
"Forward projections of solar cyclicity imply the next few decades may be marked by global cooling rather than warming, despite continuing CO2 emissions."

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

Published: 30 May 2017

VERDICT