Mark Richardson

Research Assistant, UCLA/NASA JPL

Expertise: Remote sensing, satellite data, Clouds, Climate sensitivity, Temperature records

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publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JD0

publication   https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3066

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Article in The Guardian misleads readers about sensitivity of climate models by narrowly focusing on single study

in The Guardian, by Jonathan Watts

— 18 Jun 2020

"The article correctly reports that the most recent versions of some climate models estimate more warming for a given increase in CO2 concentrations. It is also correct in highligh..

ABC article effectively illustrates important climate trends for Australian readers

in Australian Broadcasting Company, by Tim Leslie, Joshua Byrd, Nathan Hoad

— 11 Dec 2019

"This article is exceptionally good in delivering accurate information in an engaging way. There are many useful statements made about the effects of climate change on extreme weat..

Ian Plimer op-ed in The Australian again presents long list of false claims about climate

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 26 Nov 2019

"This article is a mixture of misdirection, misleading claims, and outright falsehoods. The author attempts to paint a picture of current climate change as simply a continuation of..

Washington Examiner op-ed cherry-picks data and misleads readers about climate models

in The Washington Examiner, by Patrick Michaels, Caleb Stewart Rossiter

— 31 Aug 2019

"This article focuses only on specific lines of evidence that climate models disagree with observations. In doing so, the authors ignore research that helps to reconcile difference..

NBC News story accurately covers research on two millennia of climate history

in NBC News, by Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

— 30 Jul 2019

"This accurately describes new peer-reviewed research and asks independent scientists with relevant expertise to provide important context, such as how these results rely on limite..

Commentary in The Australian by Ian Plimer relies on false claims to make its case

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 20 May 2019

"If you think that potentially causing hundreds of millions of refugees and trillions of dollars in damages is fine because some plants did well in the same conditions millions of ..

Breitbart article baselessly claims a study of past climate invalidates human-caused climate change

in Breitbart, by John Nolte

— 11 Apr 2019

"By the reasoning of this article, if a rock rolled down a hill three million years ago, no human can be responsible for rolling a rock down a hill today. The fallaciousness of thi..

Western Journal op-ed deceives readers with completely unsupported claims

in The Western Journal, by Jay Lehr, Tom Harris

— 26 Feb 2019

"What would make their case stronger would be if they actually analysed all the data, engaged with the existing scientific literature and made their own contribution to our scienti..

Popular “Friends of Science” video promoted by Youtube presents long list of climate myths

in Friends of Science, YouTube, by Steve Goreham

— 21 Dec 2018

"The video presents a litany of the usual climate denier talking points, none of which hold any water. It is full of outright false claims and does not even shy away from presentin..

Washington Post accurately describes ocean warming study (which has since been corrected)

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis

— 03 Nov 2018

"The Washington Post article accurately reports the results and links to other topics using reliable sources. Quotations from Pieter Tans and Paul Durack add important caveats show..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Temperature trends in the U.S. are consistent with warming around the world, contrary to Electroverse claim

CLAIM
Historical data of temperature in the U.S. destroys global warming myth

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Electroverse

Published: 24 Mar 2020

VERDICT

Electroverse article incorrectly claims the Sun is behind climate change

CLAIM
the IPCC is wrong − the sun, not CO2, drove modern global warming

SOURCE: Roger Higgs, Electroverse

Published: 18 Mar 2020

VERDICT

NOAA does not fraudulently adjust data to create the illusion of a global warming trend

CLAIM
Using complex statistical models, [NOAA] change[s] the data to reflect not reality, but their underlying theories of global warming.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Investor's Business Daily

Published: 19 Feb 2020

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Simple measurements demonstrate that CO2 is a greenhouse gas contrary to claim in online blogs

CLAIM
CO2 is not a greenhouse gas.

SOURCE: Tim Ball, Technocracy.news

Published: 14 Jan 2020

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Facebook meme incorrectly claims past climate variations contradict human influence on current climate

CLAIM
The idea that 'climate change' is new or is caused by Humans is nonsense.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 13 Jan 2020

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There is overwhelming evidence that current climate change is significantly caused by human carbon emissions contrary to claim in Townhall

CLAIM
Human-produced carbon might be one of the factors [of climate change], but there’s simply no evidence that it is a significant one.

SOURCE: Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Published: 11 Sep 2019

VERDICT

Claim of no US warming since 2005 is directly contradicted by the data it is based on

CLAIM
the U.S. Climate Reference Network[...] finds there has been no warming for the past 14 years at least

SOURCE: James Taylor, John Hinderaker, WND, Powerlineblog, Real Clear Energy

Published: 06 Sep 2019

VERDICT

Hosted by former Australian senator, Tony Heller repeats false claim that scientists fake the warming trend

CLAIM
[T]he raw data, the actual thermometer data[...] shows that the US has been cooling for 80 to 90 years. But the graphs they release to the public show warming trend, and it's all because they've altered the data.

SOURCE: Tony Heller, EXOMATRIXTV

Published: 05 Aug 2019

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Non-peer-reviewed manuscript falsely claims natural cloud changes can explain global warming

CLAIM
During the last hundred years the temperature is increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C.

SOURCE: Jyrki Kauppinen, Pekka Malmi, Paul Joseph Watson, Summit.news, Zerohedge

Published: 12 Jul 2019

VERDICT

NASA did not create global warming by manipulating data

CLAIM
[NASA] has been adjusting temperatures from the past[...] downward, while adjusting current-day temperatures upward, and those changes are responsible for most of the claimed global warming during that time.

SOURCE: Tony Heller, James Murphy, The New American

Published: 01 Jul 2019

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