Steven Sherwood

Professor, University of New South Wales

Expertise: Guest analyst - Physical Meteorology and Atmospheric Climate Dynamics

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

New York Times story highlights the growing number of extremely hot days in a warming world

in The New York Times, by Brad Plumer & Nadja Popovich

— 26 Jun 2017

"The study’s claims all appear to be based on sound, peer-reviewed research. The claims are in line with longstanding predictions and are not cherry-picked or unrepresentative, a..

Analysis of “Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures…”

in Daily Mail, by David Rose

— 02 Dec 2016

This is an incredibly misleading article. It cherry picks a dataset taking measurements 2 miles up in the atmosphere only over land areas that disagrees with the other two datasets...

Analysis of “An Overheated Climate Alarm”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Bjorn Lomborg

— 11 Apr 2016

"Lomborg is using scientific ‘language’ to suggest that climate change will have insignificant health impacts; this goes against a vast body of evidence. The notion that benefi..

Analysis of “Your Complete Guide to the Climate Debate”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Matt Ridley and Benny Peiser

— 30 Nov 2015

"This article peddles the usual false statements masquerading as opinion that we have been seeing for years, and would not be published by a reputable publisher. Most of the scient..

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.

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Daily Mail claim about 2016 global temperature record is misleading

CLAIM
"El Niño drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions."

SOURCE: David Rose, The Daily Mail, 26 Nov. 2016

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