Michael Henehan

Postdoctoral Researcher, GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam

Expertise: Geochemistry, Reconstructing past atmospheric CO2 levels, Paleoclimate

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publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GC0

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..

The Independent makes a giant leap in stating that modern global warming could be “worse than thought” based on a single study

in The Independent, by Andrew Griffin

— 01 Nov 2017

"The article reports on a paper which suggests there may be complications with ONE method we use to determine past ocean temperature. Notwithstanding possible flaws in the methods ..

The Daily Wire makes wild claims about climate change based on no evidence

in The Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl

— 09 May 2017

"The article contains little to no rational treatment of observational data, but relies on heavily biased secondhand interpretation... Even the title is based on a lie. There is no..

Analysis of “Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’”

in The Guardian, by Damian Carrington

— 22 Mar 2017

"The article clearly and concisely documents some of 2016's climate extremes and puts them in the context of the warming trend.

Analysis of “U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row.”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 19 Jan 2017

"The article accurately conveys the US agencies' declaration of 2016 as the hottest year on record. It provides some good background material on why the agencies' numbers differ sl..

Analysis of “What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 23 Mar 2016

"It sadly implies that even the PETM, a massive warm climatic excursion, might not be harsh enough to represent an analogue for future climate change, as the Washington Post rightf..

Analysis of “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here”

in Rolling Stone, by Eric Holthaus

— 12 Aug 2015

"The article rightly communicates the urgency and seriousness of human-induced climate change, [...] However, by the title, subtitle, and overall framing, it is likely to give an i..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

EPA’s Scott Pruitt incorrectly suggests climate change might not be “a bad thing”

CLAIM
"We know that humans have most flourished during times of, what, warming trends. I think there are assumptions made that because the climate is warming, that that is necessarily a bad thing."

SOURCE: Scott Pruitt, KSNV NBC Las Vegas, 6 Feb. 2018

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