Mark Zelinka

Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Expertise: Cloud feedbacks, Climate sensitivity, Radiative forcing

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014JD0

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL0

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

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “Why are climate-change models so flawed? Because climate science is so incomplete”

in The Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby

— 16 Mar 2017

"The facts given by the author regarding the skills of climate models and the state of the art are mostly wrong. The most important processes are not understood by the author and h..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Climate sensitivity estimate given in Heartland Institute’s report is misleading

CLAIM
"Doubling the concentration of atmospheric CO2 from its pre-industrial level, in the absence of other forcings and feedbacks, would likely cause a warming of ~0.3°C to 1.1°C"

SOURCE: Craig Idso, Robert Carter and S. Fred Singer, Heartland Institute, 2017

VERDICT

Boston Globe column claims that climate models have consistently failed based on no evidence

CLAIM
"Climate projections using models based on it [the water vapor feedback] have consistently failed"

SOURCE: Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, 14 March 2017

VERDICT