Articles tagged with: Datasets

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Telegraph article on climate change mixes accurate and unsupported, inaccurate claims, misleads with false balance

in The Telegraph, by Sarah Knapton

— 18 Oct 2019

"This article is a prime example of false equivalence, putting fringe figures side by side with mainstream scientific findings while failing to distinguish between their respective..

CLAIM REVIEWS

NOAA does not fraudulently adjust data to create the illusion of a global warming trend

CLAIM
Using complex statistical models, [NOAA] change[s] the data to reflect not reality, but their underlying theories of global warming.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Investor's Business Daily

Published: 19 Feb 2020

VERDICT

Hosted by former Australian senator, Tony Heller repeats false claim that scientists fake the warming trend

CLAIM
[T]he raw data, the actual thermometer data[...] shows that the US has been cooling for 80 to 90 years. But the graphs they release to the public show warming trend, and it's all because they've altered the data.

SOURCE: Tony Heller, EXOMATRIXTV

Published: 05 Aug 2019

VERDICT

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott wrongly claims Australia has warmed far less than data show

CLAIM
unadjusted data suggests that temperatures in Australia have only increased by 0.3 degrees over the past century, not the 1 degree usually claimed

SOURCE: Tony Abbott, Global Warming Policy Foundation

Published: 11 Oct 2017

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Daily Mail inflates data handling disagreement between scientists; makes unsupported “manipulation” accusation

CLAIM
world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

SOURCE: David Rose, Daily Mail

Published: 06 Feb 2017

VERDICT

The Wall Street Journal fails to acknowledge that 2016 was the warmest year on record

CLAIM
no one really knows if last year (2016) was a (global temperature) record

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal editorial, The Wall Street Journal

Published: 27 Jan 2017

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INSIGHTS

Climate misinformation video reaches broad audience with help from Youtube recommendation algorithm

— 21 Dec 2018

YouTube's recommendation algorithm recently began promoting a video about climate change on dozens of popular Youtube channels; the video has been promoted to between 300,000 and 2...

False claims of a coming ice age spread through ecosystem of unreliable news sites, blogs, and social media accounts

— 21 Nov 2018

Similar claims that we would be heading towards an imminent “mini ice age” were also repeated without verification throughout a network of unreliable outlets for climate news ...

False claim that global warming is natural propagates in a climate misinformation echo-chamber

— 14 Sep 2017

The diagram below shows that the articles mostly rely heavily on each other—like in an echo chamber—with very few outside sources included in the reporting. A first wave of “...

How the blogosphere spread and amplified the Daily Mail’s unsupported allegations of climate data manipulation

— 27 Mar 2017

Early last month, British tabloid the Daily Mail published an article accusing the former director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of rushing to pub...