Articles tagged with: Arctic

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Guardian article on Arctic methane emissions claiming “a new climate feedback loop may have been triggered” lacks important context

in The Guardian, by Jonathan Watts

— 30 Oct 2020

"This article’s claim that methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean are starting to be released, awakening a “sleeping giant”, cannot be supported by the limited observational da..

Washington Post article accurately discusses warm Arctic weather event

in The Washington Post, by Jason Samenow

— 14 Jan 2019

"This article accurately describes the Arctic warming event and associated surprise by scientists, includes multiple explanations for possible causes, and does not overstate any co..

Guardian story accurately covers sea ice event but makes unsupported connection to weather patterns and the Gulf Stream

in The Guardian, by Jonathan Watts

— 28 Aug 2018

"The article is clear and accurate. The authors have consulted several experts in the field to develop this story. They provide a scientifically sound overview of the current sea i..

Financial Post publishes misleading opinion that misrepresents science of polar bears’ plight

in Financial Post, by Susan Crockford

— 02 Mar 2018

"The article is composed of misstatements. These are either based upon the author’s apparent lack of understanding of the ecological and geophysical situations, or intent to misl..

National Geographic video of starving polar bear should have clarified uncertain link to climate change

in National Geographic, by Sarah Gibbens

— 17 Jan 2018

"The article contains valid information on the devastating consequences of climate change on polar bears. The only problem as I see it is that the article presents (implicitly) tha..

New York Times accurately covers 2017 record low Arctic winter sea ice extent

in The New York Times, by Henry Fountain

— 16 Jan 2018

"The article accurately reports on the state of Arctic sea ice at the annual maximum (in March) and its causes, and gives an insightful discussion as to the implications. There is ..

Conservative Tribune post falsely claims cancelled Arctic research cruise is evidence against climate change

in Conservative Tribune, by Benjamin Arie

— 16 Jan 2018

"Repeating a version of a debunked argument against climate change science, this biased and misleading political article states that the cancellation of an Arctic research cruise d..

New York Times accurately assesses the state of Alaskan permafrost

in The New York Times, by Henry Fountain

— 24 Aug 2017

"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 th..

ThinkProgress story on thawing Alaskan tundra generally accurate but somewhat misleading

in Think Progress, by Joe Romm

— 19 May 2017

"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 ..

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

in The Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl

— 09 May 2017

"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..

CLAIM REVIEWS

The global polar bear population is threatened by loss of sea ice, contrary to PragerU’s video claim

CLAIM
The polar bear population has been growing. Polar bears are thriving even where sea ice is diminishing.

SOURCE: Anonymous, PragerU

Published: 18 May 2020

VERDICT

The Antarctic ozone layer is recovering, but The Independent claim fails to grasp significance of study it relies on

CLAIM
The ozone layer is healing

SOURCE: Louise Boyle, The Independent

Published: 07 Apr 2020

VERDICT

Heartland Institute report incorrectly claims no evidence of human impacts in melting ice

CLAIM
Melting of Arctic sea ice and polar icecaps is not occurring at ‘unnatural’ rates and does not constitute evidence of a human impact on the climate.

SOURCE: Craig Idso, Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, Heartland Institute

Published: 17 May 2017

VERDICT

Claim that Arctic warming is already influencing mid-latitude weather correct but still under investigation

CLAIM
The jet stream meanders more, with big loops bringing warm air to the frozen north and cold air into warmer southern climes.

SOURCE: Damian Carrington, The Guardian

Published: 21 Dec 2016

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

How sea ice can still be thick in places in a warming Arctic

— 15 Jun 2017

The simple fact that baffles Breitbart author: global warming doesn’t mean that every square inch of ice has already melted.

When a sensational headline contradicts an article’s message

— 18 Oct 2016

"Sarah Knapton has written a reasonably well-balanced article, however, this article was placed under a misleading headline. The headline could just as easily have been: "Experts s..