Ilissa Ocko

Climate Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Expertise: Climate modeling, Aerosols, Black carbon

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

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 “…in many ways global warming will be a good thing”

in The Telegraph, by Bjorn Lomborg

— 09 May 2016

"This article presents a highly biased view of global warming, only presenting the “positive” aspects of it. As the author is criticizing media doing the opposite (always showi..

Analysis of “Top 10 Global Warming Lies That May Shock You”

in Forbes, by James Taylor

— 03 Nov 2015

"This article wins the Olympic gold for cherry-picking data, misleading claims, and a long list of scientifically unsupported assertions.

Analysis of “Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat”

in Forbes, by James Taylor

— 29 Oct 2015

"This article discusses land and sea ice interchangebly and appears to confuse the two. This is a fundamental error, equivalent in other fields to confusing house and senate, or an..

Analysis of “South Carolina flooding is the type of event climate scientists have warned about for years”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 10 Oct 2015

"It's tricky to evaluate the contribution of climate change to a particular weather event, but generally speaking, the author provides an accurate summary of the challenges of this..

Analysis of “Wake up, Obama, climate change has been happening forever”

in New York Post, by Betsy McCaughey

— 10 Sep 2015

"the evidence of accelerating glacier melt and retreat in response to manmade warming is crystal clear. Any other conclusion is willfully ignoring the data, the facts, and the conc..