Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT
Expertise: Tropical Climate, Hurricanes
Hypothesis handle: emanuel
Qualifying publication(s): see criteria
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 Investors' Business Daily editors
— 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. "
Sea level rise is accelerating, and with it the risk associated with coastal storm surge, contrary to claim in Forbes
"Sea level rise, which was occurring long before humans could be blamed, has not accelerated."
SOURCE: Roy Spencer, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2016