Michael Lockwood

Professor of Space Environment Physics, University of Reading

Expertise: Solar influence on climate

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “Earth heading for ‘mini ice age’ within 15 years”

in The Telegraph, by Dan Hyde

— 30 Jul 2015

"The whole argument in the article rests on the incorrect myth that the Maunder minimum caused a "mini ice age" and uses that name to draw specious implications and conclusions.

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Express article falsely warns of a solar-induced “ice age”

CLAIM
"The current solar minimum could last for more than three decades which could lead to temperatures plummeting across the globe, scientists have warned."

SOURCE: Sean Martin, Express

Published: 06 Aug 2019

VERDICT

Claim in The Express that low solar activity is bringing cold weather is false

CLAIM
"Cold weather to grip world as solar minimum to deepen, NASA says"

SOURCE: Sean Martin, Express

Published: 24 Apr 2019

VERDICT