Peter Neff

Postdoctoral research associate, University of Washington

Expertise: Paleoclimate, Glaciology, Antarctic science, Ice cores

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JD0

publication   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268687179

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Washington Post article accurately describes latest estimate of accelerating Antarctic ice loss

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 15 Jun 2018

"The article presents the results of the study accurately, and uses multiple comments from scientists both involved and not-involved in the study to highlight the key findings. Som..

Commentary in The Australian ignores evidence and misrepresents research while falsely claiming humans are not responsible for climate change

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 26 Oct 2017

"Yet another in the exhausting heap of opinions choosing not to engage with evidence, while still expecting readers to believe inaccurate and baseless claims. It is baffling why pu..

Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable Earth” gets wrong

in New York Magazine, by David Wallace-Wells

— 12 Jul 2017

"While it is clear that ongoing warming of the global climate would eventually have very severe consequences, the concept of the Earth becoming uninhabitable within anywhere near t..

Breitbart article falsely claims that measured global warming has been “fabricated”

in Breitbart, by James Delingpole

— 11 Jul 2017

"In a cursory attempt at both reporting and climate science, the author glibly highlights a document heavy on accusation and light on reasoned engagement with fact. Implying nefari..

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

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

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