Articles tagged with: Climate impacts
Wall Street Journal op-ed by Steven Koonin publishes misleading claims about how climate change influences Greenland ice melt
in Wall Street Journal, by Steve Koonin
— 24 Feb 2022
Human-caused climate change is already accelerating Greenland’s melting and is predicted to continue to accelerate it in the future. In addition to Greenland, most glaciers aroun...
Destruction of the Amazon forest very likely contributes to global warming, as accurately described in The National Geographic article
in National Geographic, by Craig Welch
— 23 Mar 2021
"The article is good overall, although there are two small issues. First, the title seems to overestimate the results. The scientific study the National Geographic article is based..
Breitbart article makes numerous false claims about the impacts of climate change, based on Global Warming Policy Foundation post
in Breitbart, by James Delingpole, Dr. Indur Goklany
— 12 Feb 2021
"The article’s scientific credibility is very low. The author cherry-picks data, makes broad generalizations and characterizations based on incomplete or flimsy reasoning, and re..
Article by Michael Shellenberger mixes accurate and inaccurate claims in support of a misleading and overly simplistic argumentation about climate change
in Forbes, by Michael Shellenberger
— 06 Jul 2020
"Shellenberger’s article promoting his new book “Apocalypse Never” includes a mix of accurate, misleading, and patently false statements. While it is useful to push back agai..
Claim that human civilization could end in 30 years is speculative, not supported with evidence
in IFLScience, by James Felton
— 09 Jun 2019
"The report this article is based on describes a scenario which is unlikely, but several aspects of what is included in the report are likely to worsen in coming decades, such as t..
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..
Business Insider highlights health impacts of climate change, but some aspects are misleading
in Business Insider, by Kevin Loria
— 15 May 2018
"The article draws attention to the high CO2 at present and the health risks of climate change, but it gives the incorrect impression that breathing CO2 directly is a major cause o..
Wall Street Journal op-ed on economic consequences of climate change found naive by scientists
in The Wall Street Journal, by David Henderson, John Cochrane
— 02 Aug 2017
"This is a very simplistic, almost naive op-ed on climate change impacts. Some assertions such as the one about CO2 being good for plants demonstrates that the authors do not know ..
The Atlantic accurately reports on study of the economic impacts of continued climate change in the US
in The Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer
— 03 Jul 2017
This story in The Atlantic by Robinson Meyer describes a new study on the distribution of economic impacts that result from continued climate change in the United States. The study...
Analysis of “What California’s Dam Crisis Says About the Changing Climate”
in The New York Times, by Noah Diffenbaugh
— 16 Feb 2017
Warm dry years followed by extremely wet years have always been part of the climate of California, but warming can worsen both extremes by increasing evaporation, which makes droug...
More than 75 percent of the Amazon rainforest is losing resilience, as described by the Washington Post
More than 75 percent of the rainforest is losing resilience; More than half of the rainforest could be converted into savanna in a matter of decades
SOURCE: Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post
Published: 15 Mar 2022
The clothing industry produces 3 to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, as accurately claimed in Patagonia post
“The clothing industry contributes up to 10% of the pollution driving the climate crisis.”
SOURCE: Patagonia, Instagram
Published: 06 Dec 2020
Climate change can make it harder for the Amazon rainforest to grow back from deforestation, but that does not mean 40% of it will now turn into a savanna
“Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah”
SOURCE: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian
Published: 14 Oct 2020
Letter to the UN was not signed by 500 scientists or experts on climate science
500 Scientists Write U.N.: ‘There Is No Climate Emergency’.... More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a 'European Climate Declaration' to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
SOURCE: Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart
Published: 30 Oct 2019
Prediction by Extinction Rebellion’s Roger Hallam that climate change will kill 6 billion people by 2100 is unsupported
I am talking about the slaughter, death, and starvation of 6 billion people this century—that's what the science predicts.
SOURCE: Roger Hallam, BBC News
Published: 22 Aug 2019
EPA’s Scott Pruitt incorrectly suggests climate change might not be “a bad thing”
We know that humans have most flourished during times of, what, warming trends. I think there are assumptions made that because the climate is warming, that that is necessarily a bad thing.
SOURCE: Scott Pruitt, KSNV NBC Las Vegas
Published: 09 Feb 2018
Yes, plants need carbon dioxide. No, that doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
— 23 Jun 2022
“The benefit[s] of increasing CO2 concentrations for plant growth are increasingly being outweighed by the negative impacts, especially of global warming. This is true for natura...
“Planet of the Humans” documentary misleads viewers about renewable energy
— 04 May 2020
Instead of presenting life cycle analyses for solar and wind generation or quantifying electric vehicle emissions that could inform viewers, Planet of the Humans misleads with broa...