Markus Donat

Research Fellow, University of New South Wales

Expertise: Extreme climate events

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Business Insider highlights health impacts of climate change, but some aspects are misleading

in Business Insider, by Kevin Loria

— 15 May 2018

"The article draws attention to the high CO2 at present and the health risks of climate change, but it gives the incorrect impression that breathing CO2 directly is a major cause o..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

On BBC Newsnight, Myron Ebell falsely claims climate models exaggerate warming

CLAIM
"The rate of warming according to the data is much slower than the models used by the IPCC"

SOURCE: Myron Ebell, BBC Newsnight, 8 Oct. 2018

VERDICT

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott wrongly claims Australia has warmed far less than data show

CLAIM
"unadjusted data suggests that temperatures in Australia have only increased by 0.3 degrees over the past century, not the 1 degree usually claimed"

SOURCE: Tony Abbott, Global Warming Policy Foundation, 9 Oct 2017

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Daily Wire article incorrectly claims climate models have overestimated warming

CLAIM
"climate models have overestimated the amount of global warming and failed to predict what climatologists call the warming ‘hiatus’"

SOURCE: James Barrett, The Daily Wire, 19 Sep. 2017

VERDICT