Pierre Friedlingstein

Professor, University of Exeter

Expertise: Climate change, Carbon cycle, Ecosystems

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publication   http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v7/n10/abs/ngeo

publication   http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/373

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Daily Wire article misunderstands study on carbon budget (along with Fox News, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Breitbart…)

in The Daily Wire, by James Barrett

— 21 Sep 2017

"The article selectively quotes from interviews and scientific papers to create the false perception that climate models significantly overestimate the rate of warming. The article..

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..

Playing semantics, misleading Breitbart article downplays US contribution to climate change

in Breitbart, by Thomas D. Williams

— 06 Jun 2017

"This whole post is based on semantics and basically one big strawman fallacy. The author is deliberately confusing air pollution from suspended particulate matter (as discussed in..

ThinkProgress story on thawing Alaskan tundra generally accurate but somewhat misleading

in Think Progress, by Joe Romm

— 19 May 2017

"The writing is a bit over the top, but factually correct in general. The main weakness is in linking the solidly evidence-based observed changes from the Commane et al paper with ..

Analysis of “Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 04 Jul 2016

"The article reports about recent evidence that terrestrial ecosystems are 'greening' in response to human activities, principally the increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration. The..

Analysis of “…in many ways global warming will be a good thing”

in The Telegraph, by Bjorn Lomborg

— 09 May 2016

"This article presents a highly biased view of global warming, only presenting the “positive” aspects of it. As the author is criticizing media doing the opposite (always showi..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

In CNN interview, William Happer incorrectly claims temperatures don’t match climate model projections

CLAIM
"The temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmist computer models predicted. You know, it’s much, much less, factors of 2 or 3 less."

SOURCE: William Happer, CNN, 22 April 2017

VERDICT

In CNN interview, William Happer misleads about the impact of rising carbon dioxide on plant life

CLAIM
"there's this myth that's developed around carbon dioxide that it's a pollutant […] Carbon dioxide is a perfectly natural gas, it’s just like water vapor, it’s something that plants love."

SOURCE: William Happer, CNN, 22 April 2017

VERDICT