Articles tagged with: Climate models

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Article in The Guardian misleads readers about sensitivity of climate models by narrowly focusing on single study

in The Guardian, by Jonathan Watts

— 18 Jun 2020

"The article correctly reports that the most recent versions of some climate models estimate more warming for a given increase in CO2 concentrations. It is also correct in highligh..

Washington Examiner op-ed cherry-picks data and misleads readers about climate models

in The Washington Examiner, by Patrick Michaels, Caleb Stewart Rossiter

— 31 Aug 2019

"This article focuses only on specific lines of evidence that climate models disagree with observations. In doing so, the authors ignore research that helps to reconcile difference..

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..

USA Today story accurate but lacks clarity regarding timescales over which warming could be underestimated

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 10 Jul 2018

"An accurate and balanced article that gives readers a good flavour of the research but the reference to “Earth’s history” might confuse some when it otherwise refers to the ..

Daily Wire article misunderstands study on carbon budget (along with Fox News, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Breitbart…)

in The Daily Wire, by James Barrett

— 21 Sep 2017

"The article selectively quotes from interviews and scientific papers to create the false perception that climate models significantly overestimate the rate of warming. The article..

Analysis of “Why are climate-change models so flawed? Because climate science is so incomplete”

in The Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby

— 16 Mar 2017

"The facts given by the author regarding the skills of climate models and the state of the art are mostly wrong. The most important processes are not understood by the author and h..

Analysis of “James Lovelock: ‘Before the end of this century, robots will have taken over’”

in The Guardian, by Decca Aitkenhead & James Lovelock

— 07 Oct 2016

"Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence, and Lovelock has not even come up to the standards of providing what the scientific community would consider to be ordinary evi..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Climate scientists agree that human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are primarily responsible for climate change, contrary to claims in Clear Energy Alliance video

CLAIM
The scientific consensus on whether global warming is human caused is not 97 percent, it’s less than 1 percent. There is no way to measure the human impact on climate change.

SOURCE: Mark Mathis, Clear Energy Alliance

Published: 25 Jun 2020

VERDICT

Caleb Rossiter falsely claims that climate models are “running very hot”

CLAIM
The models predicted about three times the amount of warming in the world we’ve seen since [1988].

SOURCE: Caleb Rossiter, The Hill

Published: 11 Mar 2019

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On BBC Newsnight, Myron Ebell falsely claims climate models exaggerate warming

CLAIM
The rate of warming according to the data is much slower than the models used by the IPCC

SOURCE: Myron Ebell, BBC Newsnight

Published: 09 Oct 2018

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Daily Wire article incorrectly claims climate models have overestimated warming

CLAIM
climate models have overestimated the amount of global warming and failed to predict what climatologists call the warming ‘hiatus’

SOURCE: James Barrett, The Daily Wire

Published: 22 Sep 2017

VERDICT

Heartland Institute report’s claim that climate models are too sensitive to CO2 does not reflect evidence

CLAIM
[climate models] systematically over-estimate the sensitivity of climate to carbon dioxide ... and modelers exclude forcings and feedbacks that run counter to their mission

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

Published: 23 May 2017

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In CNN interview, William Happer incorrectly claims temperatures don’t match climate model projections

CLAIM
The temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmist computer models predicted. You know, it’s much, much less, factors of 2 or 3 less.

SOURCE: William Happer, CNN

Published: 25 Apr 2017

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Boston Globe column claims that climate models have consistently failed based on no evidence

CLAIM
Climate projections using models based on it [the water vapor feedback] have consistently failed

SOURCE: Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

Published: 16 Mar 2017

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Global surface temperatures are increasing according to climate projections, contrary to Wall Street Journal claim

CLAIM
the warming is not nearly as great as the climate change computer models have predicted.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal editorial, The Wall Street Journal

Published: 27 Jan 2017

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INSIGHTS

Tony Abbott speech on climate change rehashes misleading, inaccurate talking points

— 12 Oct 2017

“the usual mix of misdirection, falsehoods and tirades against ‘brigades’ who supposedly say this and that but are never clearly identified”. In his speech, Abbott repeate...

CNN airs misleading climate claims in interview

— 25 Apr 2017

"Dr. Happer's assertion that models show 2x to 3x greater warming than observations is incorrect. At the surface (where we all live) models predict a rate of warming of 0.2 °C per..