Tag: El Niño

The Australian’s coverage of Great Barrier Reef study creates perception that scientists are divided


“The Australian chooses to present a mixed message on this story when the science is extremely clear. The title and quote from Prof. Kaempf do not represent the views of the broader scientific community.”

Analysis of “Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures…”


This is an incredibly misleading article. It cherry picks a dataset taking measurements 2 miles up in the atmosphere only over land areas that disagrees with the other two datasets that examine the same values… The author is taking a normal modest cooling at the end of a large El Niño event and spinning it completely out of proportion.

Analysis of “Environmental records shattered as climate change ‘plays out before us'”


The article summarizes the main findings of the “2015 state of the climate” report published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Overall it accurately reports the main findings that many global indicators of the Earth’s climate, notably the global surface temperature, have set new records in 2015 under the joint influence of ongoing human-induced climate change and a strong El Niño event.

Analysis of “2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say”


The article accurately covers the news that the global surface temperature of the planet in 2015 has set a new record, well above any previous measurement.

Analysis of “El Niño, explained: Why this year’s could be one of the strongest on record”


“This is a great article on the current El Niño and explainer on how El Niños often affect global climate, as well as regional climates around the world… A nice explainer from Vox.”