Kelly McCusker

Research Associate, Rhodium Group and Climate Impact Lab

Expertise: Arctic climate, Arctic/mid-lat linkages, Sea ice, Climate modeling

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v9/n11/full/nge

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL0

ARTICLES REVIEWED

USA Today story accurate but lacks clarity regarding timescales over which warming could be underestimated

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 10 Jul 2018

"An accurate and balanced article that gives readers a good flavour of the research but the reference to “Earth’s history” might confuse some when it otherwise refers to the ..

New York Times accurately covers 2017 record low Arctic winter sea ice extent

in The New York Times, by Henry Fountain

— 16 Jan 2018

"The article accurately reports on the state of Arctic sea ice at the annual maximum (in March) and its causes, and gives an insightful discussion as to the implications. There is ..

Conservative Tribune post falsely claims cancelled Arctic research cruise is evidence against climate change

in Conservative Tribune, by Benjamin Arie

— 16 Jan 2018

"Repeating a version of a debunked argument against climate change science, this biased and misleading political article states that the cancellation of an Arctic research cruise d..

New York Times’ “straightforward answers” to common climate questions are accurate, too

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 28 Sep 2017

This article in The New York Times serves as a primer by briefly answering seventeen basic questions about the cause and consequences of—and possible solutions to—climate chang...

CLAIMS REVIEWED

EPA’s Scott Pruitt incorrectly suggests climate change might not be “a bad thing”

CLAIM
"We know that humans have most flourished during times of, what, warming trends. I think there are assumptions made that because the climate is warming, that that is necessarily a bad thing."

SOURCE: Scott Pruitt, KSNV NBC Las Vegas, 6 Feb. 2018

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