Patrick Brown

Assistant Professor, San Jose State University

Expertise: Natural Decadal Variability, Global Temperature, Global Energy Budget

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

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

publication   https://www.nature.com/articles/srep09957

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2014GL0

ARTICLES REVIEWED

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..

Financial Post commentary misleads about warming effect of greenhouse gas emissions by cherry-picking studies

in Financial Post, by Ross McKitrick

— 22 Jun 2018

"This is an opinion piece in the "lukewarm" category, arguing that climate models are wrong, future warming will be small, based on carefully selected publications, misleading pres..

New York Times’ news coverage of 2016 global temperature data was an accurate summary

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 16 Jan 2018

"A clear and accurate article on the temperature record in 2016, looking back at the records in 2015 and 2014. The article places them in the proper context of long-term warming, w..

Breitbart misrepresents research from 58 scientific papers to falsely claim that they disprove human-caused global warming

in Breitbart, by James Delingpole

— 08 Jun 2017

"This article grossly misinterprets open-access scientific papers by simply looking at graphs and entirely ignoring their meaning as explained by authors in the text.

CLAIMS REVIEWED

2°C is not known to be a “point of no return”, as Jonathan Franzen claims

CLAIM
"The consensus among scientists and policy-makers is that we’ll pass this point of no return if the global mean temperature rises by more than two degrees Celsius"

SOURCE: Jonathan Franzen, The New Yorker

Published: 17 Sep 2019

VERDICT

Earth’s orbit cannot explain modern climate change

CLAIM
"changes in the solar orbit of the earth, along with alterations to the earth’s axial tilt, are both responsible for what climate scientists today have dubbed as “warming”[...]. In no way, shape, or form are humans warming or cooling the planet"

SOURCE: Ethan Huff, Natural News

Published: 03 Sep 2019

VERDICT

Prediction by Extinction Rebellion’s Roger Hallam that climate change will kill 6 billion people by 2100 is unsupported

CLAIM
"I am talking about the slaughter, death, and starvation of 6 billion people this century—that's what the science predicts."

SOURCE: Roger Hallam, BBC News

Published: 22 Aug 2019

VERDICT

Claim that cosmic rays are a crucial player for current climate change is unsupported

CLAIM
"Based on the increase of solar activity during the twentieth century, it should account for between half to two-thirds of all climate change"

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Nir Shaviv, Electroverse

Published: 13 Aug 2019

VERDICT

Sky News Australia interview falsely claims that global cooling is coming soon

CLAIM
"the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, and that in fact a new solar-driven cooling period is not far off"

SOURCE: Alan Jones, Nils Axel-Mörner, Sky News Australia

Published: 18 Jul 2019

VERDICT

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

On Fox News, Patrick Michaels falsely claims humans are only responsible for half of global warming

CLAIM
"So that means that probably about half, maybe half of that nine-tenths of the degree [of total warming] might be caused by greenhouse gases"

SOURCE: Patrick Michaels, Fox News

Published: 09 Jul 2019

VERDICT

Caleb Rossiter falsely claims that climate models are “running very hot”

CLAIM
"The models predicted about three times the amount of warming in the world we’ve seen since [1988]."

SOURCE: Caleb Rossiter, The Hill

Published: 11 Mar 2019

VERDICT

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

Published: 09 Oct 2018

VERDICT

Incorrect claim that global warming is mostly natural was based on a study that can’t support that conclusion

CLAIM
"Most of the recent warming could be natural"

SOURCE: Jennifer Marohasy, The Spectator

Published: 07 Sep 2017

VERDICT