Kerry Emanuel

Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT

Expertise: Tropical Climate, Hurricanes

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

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

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

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013MS0

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Wall Street Journal article repeats multiple incorrect and misleading claims made in Steven Koonin’s new book ’Unsettled’

in The Wall Street Journal, by Mark P. Mills

— 03 May 2021

Scientists who reviewed the article found that it builds on a collection of misleading and false claims. For instance, Koonin states that “Greenland’s ice sheet isn’t shrinki...

Video promoted by John Stossel for Earth Day relies on incorrect and misleading claims about climate change

in Stossel TV, by John Stossel, Patrick Michaels, David Legates

— 21 Apr 2021

"This video is misleading in so many ways it’s hard to know where to begin. For a start there’s a repeated assertion that climate “alarmists” won’t enter debate on climat..

Breitbart article makes numerous false claims about the impacts of climate change, based on Global Warming Policy Foundation post

in Breitbart, by James Delingpole, Dr. Indur Goklany

— 12 Feb 2021

"The article’s scientific credibility is very low. The author cherry-picks data, makes broad generalizations and characterizations based on incomplete or flimsy reasoning, and re..

Article by Michael Shellenberger mixes accurate and inaccurate claims in support of a misleading and overly simplistic argumentation about climate change

in Forbes, by Michael Shellenberger

— 06 Jul 2020

"Shellenberger’s article promoting his new book “Apocalypse Never” includes a mix of accurate, misleading, and patently false statements. While it is useful to push back agai..

USA Today op-ed ignores evidence to claim climate change had no role in Hurricane Florence

in USA Today, by Roy Spencer

— 17 Sep 2018

This op-ed in USA Today makes the claim that Hurricane Florence has no appreciable contribution from human-caused climate change. Scientists who reviewed the article found that it...

National Geographic accurately covers research pointing to slower-moving hurricanes

in National Geographic, by Craig Welch

— 08 Jun 2018

"This is an important topic and the article explains the new research findings clearly... Highlighting how this result about slowing storms is consistent across two studies that em..

Investor’s Business Daily editorial misrepresents study to claim plants will prevent dangerous climate change

in Investors' Business Daily, by Anonymous

— 12 Apr 2018

"Our nitrogen study does not detract from the urgency of the climate problem, nor the unequivocal evidence of the role of carbon pollution in causing global climate change. The cli..

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 “…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 Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si

in Vatican.va, by Pope Francis

— 22 Jun 2015

"The evidence presented in support of the anthropogenic footprint of environmental problems in general and climate change in particular was overall accurate and relevant. "

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

Published: 01 Nov 2016

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