Stefan Doerr

Professor, Swansea University

Expertise: Global trends in wildfires

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publication   http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Article by Michael Shellenberger mixes accurate and inaccurate claims in support of a misleading and overly simplistic argumentation about climate change

in Forbes, by Michael Shellenberger

— 06 Jul 2020

"Shellenberger’s article promoting his new book “Apocalypse Never” includes a mix of accurate, misleading, and patently false statements. While it is useful to push back agai..

Breitbart article on California fires misleads by omitting explanation of climate’s influence

in Breitbart, by Joel Pollak

— 19 Dec 2017

"The Breitbart article provides a poorly reasoned and misleading view of how climate change has contributed to recent fires in California and the rest of the western USA. The most ..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Climate change is one factor affecting how fires in Australia burn, regardless of whether arsonists or lightning started them

CLAIM
the bushfires [in Australia] were caused by arsonists and a series of lightning strikes, not 'climate change'

SOURCE: Sean Adl-Tabatabai, Thomas D. Williams, NewsPunch, Breitbart

Published: 08 Jan 2020

VERDICT