Patrick Brown

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science

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

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

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, 21 Aug. 2017

VERDICT

Energy Secretary Rick Perry incorrectly claims CO2 is not primary cause of climate change

CLAIM
"Most likely the primary control knob [on climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in."

SOURCE: Rick Perry, CNBC, 19 June 2017

VERDICT

Breitbart falsely claims 58 studies refute human-caused global warming

CLAIM
"'Global warming' is a myth — so say 80 graphs from 58 peer-reviewed scientific papers published in 2017."

SOURCE: James Delingpole, Breitbart, 6 June 2017

VERDICT

Natural variability can not explain modern global warming, as Heartland Institute report claims

CLAIM
"Neither the rate nor the magnitude of the reported late twentieth century surface warming (1979–2000) lay outside normal natural variability."

SOURCE: Craig Idso, Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, Heartland Institute, 2016

VERDICT

Heartland Institute report’s claim that climate models are too sensitive to CO2 does not reflect evidence

CLAIM
"[climate models] systematically over-estimate the sensitivity of climate to carbon dioxide ... and modelers exclude forcings and feedbacks that run counter to their mission"

SOURCE: Craig Idso, Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, Heartland Institute, 2016

VERDICT