Articles tagged with: Antarctic

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Article in The Sun misrepresents Antarctic discovery and misplaces it on map

in The Sun, by Charlotte Edwards

— 10 Mar 2020

This article in The Sun describes the chance discovery of a small island in Antarctica’s Pine Island Bay, which seems to have appeared in the last decade. But the article sensati...

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..

New York Times effectively informs readers about large Larsen C iceberg calving event

in The New York Times, by Jugal K. Patel and Justin Gillis

— 17 Jan 2018

"The article handles a complex topic well. It would be easy to be alarmist with this subject matter, and while its lede edges that way, the main content of the article is very bala..

Grist article on an “Ice Apocalypse” mostly accurate, but doesn’t make the likelihood of that apocalypse clear enough to readers

in Grist, by Eric Holthaus

— 28 Nov 2017

"The article has a bias, emphasizing the high end scenarios of ice sheet behavior, avoiding scrutiny of model assumptions. The concept of marine ice cliff instability and how unusu..

New York Times series accurately describes research on Antarctic ice sheets and sea level rise, but highlights uncertain studies

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 23 May 2017

"Generally scientifically sound, but caution should be displayed before basing discussion solely on a single modeling study, especially when it incorporates fundamentally different..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Data from glaciers around the world show most are shrinking as a consequence of global warming

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90 percent of the world’s glaciers are growing.

SOURCE: IceAgeNow, Principia Scientific International

Published: 26 Feb 2020

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Studies do not support blog’s claim that volcanic activity is causing melting of West Antarctic glaciers

CLAIM
Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming

SOURCE: Robert W. Felix, James Edward Kamis, IceAgeNow.info, PlateClimatology.com

Published: 20 Jan 2020

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