Tag: Arctic

Washington Post article accurately discusses warm Arctic weather event

2019-01-14

“This article accurately describes the Arctic warming event and associated surprise by scientists, includes multiple explanations for possible causes, and does not overstate any connections to climate change, pointing out that more data is needed to know if these above-freezing events will be a new Arctic normal.”


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

2018-08-28

“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 ice state north of Greenland, its historical context, and what has caused this anomaly.”


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

2018-03-02

“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 mislead readers.”


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

2018-01-17

“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) that the polar bear in the video is dying as a consequence of climate change and from not finding enough food due to lack of sea ice…”


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

2018-01-16

“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 one point which may be misleading…”


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

2018-01-16

“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 due to increased sea ice at one time and in one region proves climate scientists don’t know anything about climate change over 100 years, which is patently false.”


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.”