Thomas Frederikse

Postdoctoral researcher, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology

Expertise: Global sea level, Regional sea level, Solid-earth processes

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Qualifying publication(s): see criteria

publication   https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10

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

publication   https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/1

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Story on congressman’s incorrect claims about sea level rise could have corrected them more explicitly

in Science Magazine, E&E News, by Scott Waldman

— 22 Jan 2019

"The comments from the members of the Committee suffer from severe inaccuracies and misconceptions, and citations of the invited climate scientist mostly address those issues. In ..

Washington Post article accurately describes latest estimate of accelerating Antarctic ice loss

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 15 Jun 2018

"The article presents the results of the study accurately, and uses multiple comments from scientists both involved and not-involved in the study to highlight the key findings. Som..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Global data contradict claim of no acceleration in sea level rise

CLAIM
The long-term tide gauge datasets are all in agreement that there is no acceleration

SOURCE: Willis Eschenbach, Watts Up With That?

Published: 01 Apr 2020

VERDICT

Sea levels rose faster in the past century than in previous time periods

CLAIM
Sea level rise has been slow and a constant, pre-dating industrialization

SOURCE: Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Published: 12 Mar 2020

VERDICT

Sea levels have risen throughout the 20th century, contrary to claim in online articles

CLAIM
Scientists were caught 'adjusting' sea level data to create false impression of rising oceans

SOURCE: Vicki Batts, James Delingpole, Signs of the Times, Breitbart

Published: 20 Feb 2020

VERDICT

Photo meme of Sydney Harbour incorrectly claims no sea level rise has occurred

CLAIM
Unprecedented climate change has caused sea level at Sydney Harbour to rise approximately 0.0 cm over the past 140 years.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook post

Published: 28 Oct 2019

VERDICT