Katrin Meissner

Associate Professor, University of New South Wales

Expertise: Climate feedbacks, Physical oceanography, Carbon cycle, Paleoclimate

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publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014PA0

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has worst coral die-off ever”

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 30 Nov 2016

"This article is mostly accurate ... the frequency of massive bleaching events is increasing, will continue to increase in the near future, and these events do not need to occur an..

Analysis of “About Those Non-Disappearing Pacific Islands”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Bjorn Lomborg

— 17 Oct 2016

"This article is very interesting because it exemplifies a highly-misleading rhetorical practice that is effective, frequently used, but not easily recognized by the public: "palte..

Analysis of “An Overheated Climate Alarm”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Bjorn Lomborg

— 11 Apr 2016

"Lomborg is using scientific ‘language’ to suggest that climate change will have insignificant health impacts; this goes against a vast body of evidence. The notion that benefi..

Analysis of “What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 23 Mar 2016

"It sadly implies that even the PETM, a massive warm climatic excursion, might not be harsh enough to represent an analogue for future climate change, as the Washington Post rightf..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Heartland Institute report’s claim that climate models are too sensitive to CO2 does not reflect evidence

CLAIM
"[climate models] systematically over-estimate the sensitivity of climate to carbon dioxide ... and modelers exclude forcings and feedbacks that run counter to their mission"

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

VERDICT

The world’s coral reefs are severely threatened by climate change and other human impacts, as ABC story notes

CLAIM
"90 per cent of the world's coral reefs will disappear in the next 35 years due to coral bleaching induced by global warming, pollution and over-development."

SOURCE: Greg Hassall & Rebecca Latham, ABC News, 23 Feb. 2017

VERDICT