Victor Venema

Scientist, University of Bonn, Germany

Expertise: Climatology, Station data quality

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publication   http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4366

ARTICLES REVIEWED

New York Times op-ed claiming scientists underestimated climate change lacks supporting evidence

in The New York Times, by Eugene Linden

— 18 Nov 2019

"Most of the specific facts and statistics in this op-ed are correct, but the overall effect is significantly misleading. The author’s central point is that scientists have been ..

Telegraph article on climate change mixes accurate and unsupported, inaccurate claims, misleads with false balance

in The Telegraph, by Sarah Knapton

— 18 Oct 2019

"This article is a prime example of false equivalence, putting fringe figures side by side with mainstream scientific findings while failing to distinguish between their respective..

Letter signed by “500 scientists” relies on inaccurate claims about climate science

in clintel.nl, by Guus Berkhout, Reynald du Berger, Terry Dunleavy, Viv Forbes, Jeffrey Fos, Morten Jodal, Rob Lemeire, Richard Lindzen, Ingemar Nordin, Jim O'Brien, Alberto Prestininzi, Benoit Rittaud, Fritz Vahrenholt, Christopher Monckton

— 04 Oct 2019

"The scientific content is completely inaccurate, undocumented, and fails to bring proof for its claims. The ending of the Little Ice Age in 1850 has no logical link with the fact ..

Washington Examiner op-ed cherry-picks data and misleads readers about climate models

in The Washington Examiner, by Patrick Michaels, Caleb Stewart Rossiter

— 31 Aug 2019

"This article focuses only on specific lines of evidence that climate models disagree with observations. In doing so, the authors ignore research that helps to reconcile difference..

Popular article in The Independent accurately summarizes June heat in Europe

in The Independent, by Conrad Duncan

— 05 Jul 2019

"The article accurately and clearly states the facts regarding the recent extreme heat in June 2019 and its link to anthropogenic warming. This includes acknowledging that, at this..

Commentary in The Australian by Ian Plimer relies on false claims to make its case

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 20 May 2019

"If you think that potentially causing hundreds of millions of refugees and trillions of dollars in damages is fine because some plants did well in the same conditions millions of ..

Western Journal op-ed deceives readers with completely unsupported claims

in The Western Journal, by Jay Lehr, Tom Harris

— 26 Feb 2019

"What would make their case stronger would be if they actually analysed all the data, engaged with the existing scientific literature and made their own contribution to our scienti..

The Australian publishes “deeply ill-informed” opinion on climate by Ian Plimer

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 09 Aug 2018

"This article is an amalgamation of logical fallacies, misleading talking points, and downright factually incorrect statements regarding the physics of the climate system. Every ta..

New York Times’ news coverage of 2016 global temperature data was an accurate summary

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 16 Jan 2018

"A clear and accurate article on the temperature record in 2016, looking back at the records in 2015 and 2014. The article places them in the proper context of long-term warming, w..

Daily Caller uncritically reports poorly supported conclusion of satellite temperature study

in The Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch

— 04 Dec 2017

"The absence of accelerating warming trends is meant to go against prevailing climate science, but I find that to be a strawman argument. In that sense the article is misleading—..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Temperature trends in the U.S. are consistent with warming around the world, contrary to Electroverse claim

CLAIM
"Historical data of temperature in the U.S. destroys global warming myth"

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Electroverse

Published: 24 Mar 2020

VERDICT

NOAA does not fraudulently adjust data to create the illusion of a global warming trend

CLAIM
"Using complex statistical models, [NOAA] change[s] the data to reflect not reality, but their underlying theories of global warming."

SOURCE: Anonymous, Investor's Business Daily

Published: 19 Feb 2020

VERDICT

Hosted by former Australian senator, Tony Heller repeats false claim that scientists fake the warming trend

CLAIM
"[T]he raw data, the actual thermometer data[...] shows that the US has been cooling for 80 to 90 years. But the graphs they release to the public show warming trend, and it's all because they've altered the data."

SOURCE: Tony Heller, EXOMATRIXTV

Published: 05 Aug 2019

VERDICT

Non-peer-reviewed manuscript falsely claims natural cloud changes can explain global warming

CLAIM
"During the last hundred years the temperature is increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C."

SOURCE: Jyrki Kauppinen, Pekka Malmi, Paul Joseph Watson, Summit.news, Zerohedge

Published: 12 Jul 2019

VERDICT

NASA did not create global warming by manipulating data

CLAIM
"[NASA] has been adjusting temperatures from the past[...] downward, while adjusting current-day temperatures upward, and those changes are responsible for most of the claimed global warming during that time."

SOURCE: Tony Heller, James Murphy, The New American

Published: 01 Jul 2019

VERDICT

Ian Plimer wrongly claims that carbon dioxide emissions do not cause climate change

CLAIM
"there is no relationship between temperature and carbon dioxide emissions by ­humans[...] carbon dioxide has had a minuscule effect on global climate"

SOURCE: Ian Plimer, The Australian

Published: 11 Aug 2018

VERDICT

Breitbart repeats blogger’s unsupported claim that NOAA manipulates data to exaggerate warming

CLAIM
"NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were."

SOURCE: James Delingpole, Breitbart

Published: 23 Feb 2018

VERDICT

Prof. John Christy incorrectly claims to show climate models are too sensitive to carbon dioxide

CLAIM
"the real atmosphere is less sensitive to CO2 than what has been forecast by climate models"

SOURCE: John Christy, The Daily Caller

Published: 01 Dec 2017

VERDICT

Lord Lawson falsely claims that global temperatures have declined over last decade

CLAIM
"according, again, to the official figures—during this past 10 years, if anything, mean global temperature, average world temperature, has slightly declined"

SOURCE: Nigel Lawson, BBC

Published: 10 Aug 2017

VERDICT

Daily Mail inflates data handling disagreement between scientists; makes unsupported “manipulation” accusation

CLAIM
"world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data"

SOURCE: David Rose, Daily Mail

Published: 06 Feb 2017

VERDICT