Tag: Arctic

New York Times accurately assesses the state of Alaskan permafrost

2017-08-24

“The article is accurate in its descriptions of the physical and ecological processes that are behind permafrost changes. It also does a good job of getting across the nature of the work of actual scientists working in the field, what they are doing and why they are doing it.”


ThinkProgress story on thawing Alaskan tundra generally accurate but somewhat misleading

2017-05-19

“The writing is a bit over the top, but factually correct in general. The main weakness is in linking the solidly evidence-based observed changes from the Commane et al paper with much more speculative links such as the Siberian methane bubbles.”


The Daily Wire makes wild claims about climate change based on no evidence

2017-05-09

“The article contains little to no rational treatment of observational data, but relies on heavily biased secondhand interpretation… Even the title is based on a lie. There is no ‘study’ that finds static temperatures for 19-years. This article is based on a newspaper article that makes this false statement based in turn on a blog post…”


The Telegraph publishes false information about Arctic climate

2017-05-09

“This article suffers from a common error in reasoning. The author focuses on individual “snapshots” of the state of the climate while ignoring the long-term trends. Those trends occur over many decades and must be observed/considered over those time scales.”


Insightful Bloomberg coverage on the rapidly changing Arctic: sea ice melt and permafrost thawing

2017-04-21

Declining Arctic sea ice cover and thawing permafrost are both complex feedbacks that amplify global warming: The loss of reflective sea ice means more sunlight absorbed by the dark Arctic Ocean, while thawing permafrost can release greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.


Analysis of “One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor”

2017-03-29

“Overall, this piece accurately describes the findings of a new research paper by Mann et al on linkages between rapid Arctic warming and extreme weather at Earth’s more temperate latitudes. While there are a couple of statements that are overly confident given available evidence in the peer-reviewed literature, the author generally does an excellent job placing this new work into the broader context of related studies over the past decade.”


Analysis of “Arctic ice melt ‘already affecting weather patterns where you live right now'”

2016-12-21

“The article nicely introduces some of the emerging science linking Arctic climate change to extreme weather at lower latitudes. There are no major inaccuracies and the author has sought expert comment form several prominent scientists. However, the article fails to fully capture the large uncertainty about how Arctic warming may influence weather in places further south and how big this effect might be.”


Analysis of “Amid higher global temperatures, sea ice at record lows at poles”

2016-11-24

“Well outlined and balanced article, describing the evident link between low sea ice and climate warming and the melt-albedo feedback, but also mentioning the role of weather and short-time variability.”


Analysis of “How Arctic ice has made fools of all those poor warmists”

2015-07-31

“This “take” on Arctic sea-ice changes, and more generally polar ice evolution, is highly inaccurate and totally misleading. The authors goes to great lengths to try to convince readers that polar ice is doing just fine…”