Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick

Research Scientist, Climate Change Research Centre, The University of New South Wales

Expertise: Extreme events, Climate modelling

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

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

publication   http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “What science can tell us about the links between global warming and massive heat waves”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 26 Jul 2016

"This is a well-written article that provides a good overall discussion around the connection between climate change and the ongoing US heat wave. In the absence of a specific even..

Analysis of “Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s…”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 02 May 2016

This Mashable article reports on new preliminary research that finds the ongoing coral bleaching event in the Pacific is mainly due to human-caused global warming, and that if glob...

Analysis of “Top 10 Global Warming Lies That May Shock You”

in Forbes, by James Taylor

— 03 Nov 2015

"This article wins the Olympic gold for cherry-picking data, misleading claims, and a long list of scientifically unsupported assertions.

Analysis* of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si

in Vatican.va, by Pope Francis

— 22 Jun 2015

"The evidence presented in support of the anthropogenic footprint of environmental problems in general and climate change in particular was overall accurate and relevant. "

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Heat waves in the U.S. have already become more frequent and intense due to global warming

CLAIM
"the U.S. is shattering high temperature records far more frequently than it is shattering low temperature records"

SOURCE: Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, 21 July 2016

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