Jim Kossin

Research Scientist, NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate

Expertise: Climate Change and Tropical Cyclones

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

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 29 Mar 2017

"Overall, this piece accurately describes the findings of a new research paper by Mann et al on linkages between rapid Arctic warming and extreme weather at Earth's more temperate ..

Analysis of “Hillary Clinton Boards The Climate Crisis Train To Nowhere”

in Forbes, by Roy Spencer

— 29 Oct 2016

"The article is inaccurate in several places and conveys that one must choose between solving immediate problems, such as poverty, and long-term risks such as climate change. We ca..

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 “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 “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."

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Sea level rise is accelerating, and with it the risk associated with coastal storm surge, contrary to claim in Forbes

CLAIM
"Sea level rise, which was occurring long before humans could be blamed, has not accelerated."

SOURCE: Roy Spencer, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2016

VERDICT