Sara Vicca

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Antwerp

Expertise: Terrestrial ecosystems, Extremes, Carbon cycle, Biogeochemistry

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28269

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Video from PragerU makes several incorrect and misleading claims about climate change

in PragerU, by Richard Lindzen

— 23 May 2020

This video discussing climate change was first published on PragerU’s website in April 2016 and recently posted on Facebook in May 2020. Scientists that evaluated the video found...

CNN accurately covers latest IPCC report

in CNN, by Brandon Miller

— 19 Jan 2019

This CNN story covered the October release of the IPCC's "Global Warming of 1.5 °C" report. The report, which was requested by governments during the 2015 Paris Agreement negotiat...

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..

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..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Human activities have dramatically increased atmospheric CO2 levels, causing imbalances in the global carbon cycle

CLAIM
Human additions of CO2 are in the margin of error of current measurements and the gradual increase in CO2 is mainly from oceans degassing as the planet slowly emerges from the last ice age.

SOURCE: Cole Ryan, I Love Carbon Dioxide

Published: 20 Apr 2020

VERDICT

CO2 can increase plant growth in greenhouses while also negatively affecting ecosystems and human societies

CLAIM
CO2 is a plant nutrient...it’s not a pollutant that threatens human civilization. If CO2 was so terrible for the planet, then installing a CO2 generator in a greenhouse would kill the plants.

SOURCE: Mike Adams, Natural News

Published: 19 Mar 2020

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

Published: 25 Apr 2017

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