Lee Kump

Professor, PennState University

Expertise: Guest analyst - Biogeochemical Cycles, Paleoclimate

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable Earth” gets wrong

in New York Magazine, by David Wallace-Wells

— 12 Jul 2017

"While it is clear that ongoing warming of the global climate would eventually have very severe consequences, the concept of the Earth becoming uninhabitable within anywhere near t..

Analysis of “Scientists say human greenhouse gas emissions have canceled the next ice age”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 18 Jan 2016

"The article presents an accurate account of recently published research which suggests that human-induced global warming will delay the onset of the next ice age by 50,000 years. ..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

It’s true that the current carbon dioxide level is higher than any time in human existence

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"the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has climbed to a level last seen more than 3 million years ago — before humans even appeared on the rocky ball we call home"

SOURCE: Denise Chow, NBC News, 14 May 2019

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