Peter Thorne

Professor, Maynooth University

Expertise: Temperature datasets, Climatology

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

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Telegraph article on climate change mixes accurate and unsupported, inaccurate claims, misleads with false balance

in The Telegraph, by Sarah Knapton

— 18 Oct 2019

"This article is a prime example of false equivalence, putting fringe figures side by side with mainstream scientific findings while failing to distinguish between their respective..

USA Today story updates readers on trend in monthly global temperatures

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 14 Jan 2019

"The piece accurately reports the surface temperature record warming of recent decades and joins the dots appropriately to the underlying cause of human emissions. It appropriately..

Investor’s Business Daily editorial misrepresents study to claim plants will prevent dangerous climate change

in Investors' Business Daily, by Anonymous

— 12 Apr 2018

"Our nitrogen study does not detract from the urgency of the climate problem, nor the unequivocal evidence of the role of carbon pollution in causing global climate change. The cli..

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..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Breitbart repeats blogger’s unsupported claim that NOAA manipulates data to exaggerate warming

CLAIM
"NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were."

SOURCE: James Delingpole, Breitbart

Published: 23 Feb 2018

VERDICT

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott wrongly claims Australia has warmed far less than data show

CLAIM
"unadjusted data suggests that temperatures in Australia have only increased by 0.3 degrees over the past century, not the 1 degree usually claimed"

SOURCE: Tony Abbott, Global Warming Policy Foundation

Published: 11 Oct 2017

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Daily Mail inflates data handling disagreement between scientists; makes unsupported “manipulation” accusation

CLAIM
"world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data"

SOURCE: David Rose, Daily Mail

Published: 06 Feb 2017

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