Shaun Lovejoy

Professor, McGill University

Expertise: Complex geosystems, Weather and Climate statistics



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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria



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.

Analysis of “The Climate Snow Job”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Patrick Michaels

— 26 Jan 2016

"This article is indeed a snow job, as the title implies. The author has twisted the facts and distorted the science wildly. The author is well known for his wildly inaccurate clim..

Analysis of “Deceptive temperature record claims”

in The Washington Times, by Tom Harris

— 28 Aug 2015

"Scientists unanimously qualify this article as misleading and in disagreement with elementary science.


Rush Limbaugh falsely claims there is no evidence of human-caused global warming

"There isn’t yet any empirical evidence for their claim that greenhouse gases even cause temperatures to increase."

SOURCE: Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show, 2 April 2018


Incorrect claim that global warming is mostly natural was based on a study that can’t support that conclusion

"Most of the recent warming could be natural"

SOURCE: Jennifer Marohasy, The Spectator, 21 Aug. 2017


Energy Secretary Rick Perry incorrectly claims CO2 is not primary cause of climate change

"Most likely the primary control knob [on climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in."

SOURCE: Rick Perry, CNBC, 19 June 2017


Science shows that humans are primarily responsible for climate change, counter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim

"I would not agree that [carbon dioxide is] a primary contributor to the global warming that we see."

SOURCE: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, CNBC, 9 March 2017


Global surface temperatures are increasing according to climate projections, contrary to Wall Street Journal claim

"the warming is not nearly as great as the climate change computer models have predicted."

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal editorial, The Wall Street Journal, 19 Jan. 2017