Lauren Simkins

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University

Expertise: Antarctic Ice Sheet, Glacial geology, Coastal processes

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publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jqs.278

ARTICLES REVIEWED

New York Times series accurately describes research on Antarctic ice sheets and sea level rise, but highlights uncertain studies

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 23 May 2017

"Generally scientifically sound, but caution should be displayed before basing discussion solely on a single modeling study, especially when it incorporates fundamentally different..

Analysis of “Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 19 Feb 2017

"Changes in ocean chemistry, temperature, and circulation have significant consequences for marine life and can initiate positive feedbacks to accelerate ocean and atmosphere warmi..

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 “The Phony War Against CO2”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Rodney Nichols and Harrison Schmitt

— 03 Nov 2016

"The article speaks about scientific questions under an "opinion" banner—as if questions about the role of CO2 in the Earth system could be a matter of opinions. For the major fi..

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 “James Lovelock: ‘Before the end of this century, robots will have taken over’”

in The Guardian, by Decca Aitkenhead & James Lovelock

— 07 Oct 2016

"Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence, and Lovelock has not even come up to the standards of providing what the scientific community would consider to be ordinary evi..

Analysis of “Greenland’s huge annual ice loss is even worse than thought”

in The Guardian, by Damian Carrington

— 26 Sep 2016

"I find the headline accurate and supported by the article. The article explains the novelty and impact of the research accurately for the general readership and in particular the ..

Analysis of “Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun”

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 07 Sep 2016

"The theory of sea-level rise and flood problems is pretty well understood — this makes the point that this theory is also happening now and can only be expected to get worse —..

Analysis of “Next year or the year after, the Arctic will be free of ice”

in The Guardian, by Robin McKie

— 25 Aug 2016

"before propagating a marginal view, one should ensure having a very strong argumentation; in this interview no argumentation is put forward to support Peter Wadhams’ central cla..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

CO2 is a greenhouse gas that caused warming during past climate changes, notably as a feedback amplifying other factors

CLAIM
"Increases in atmospheric CO2 followed increases in temperature. Therefore, CO2 levels could not have forced temperatures to rise."

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

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